Tuesday, February 06, 2024

More than half a million South Africans registered on Day 1 of the registration weekend

More than half a million South Africans registered on Day 1 of the registrationweekend. This was revealed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) who said day two of the registration weekend went well, as well.

PHOTO: IEC


In a statement the Commission said by 8am on Sunday, over 99% of the 23 303 voting stations had opened with the remainder opening before 8:30am.

“At 1pm … a total of 564 715 registration transactions had been recorded at voting stations,” said the Commission.

Meanwhile, on Saturday the Commission recorded 67 200 online registration transactions. The figure for online registrations on Sunday stood at 34 293.

The Commission reminded eligible voters of the general rule in elections.

“That is, a person votes at a voting station where they are registered. The only exception to the general rule is that a voter may vote outside of the voting district of registration upon notification to the Commission by a date to be regulated by the Election Timetable,” said Masego Sheburi, IEC Deputy Electoral Officer.

The Commission held the first voter registration weekend from 18 - 19 November 2023.

The IEC is expected to give a full update on the last registration weekend, when they address the media on Tuesday.

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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