Register to vote, before election date gets proclaimed, urges IEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has welcomed the announcement that the 2024 general elections will be held on 29 May, saying it is ready to ensure a successful election season.


About 27.6 million voters are currently eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. There is still time to register to vote, as the election date still needs to be proclaimed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

‘’This pronouncement of the election date provides an unambiguous motivation for the Commission to pull out all the stops in the intensification of preparations for Election Day,’’ said the IEC in a statement.

‘’The Electoral Commission reminds South Africans that, while the date has been set and announced, eligible voters have until Friday 23 February 2024 to register. The latter date is the anticipated day of the proclamation of the election date,’’ it added.

Unregistered voters and those who need to update their address details can visit the local municipality office of the Electoral Commission or go to the online voter registration portal, or reach to our chat bot on 0600 88 00 00 WhatsApp line.

‘’Following the proclamation of the election date, the Electoral Commission will publish the Election Timetable in the Government Gazette after consultation with the National Party Liaison Committee.’’

‘’The Electoral Commission reminds eligible voters of the general rule in elections. That is, a person must register where they live, and vote at the voting station where they are registered. The only exception to the rule is that a voter may vote outside of the voting district of registration upon notifying the Electoral Commission by a date to be regulated by the Election Timetable,’’ said the IEC.


Done By: Mitchum George


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