Elections 2014: there’s still time to register

10 January 2014

Potential voters who missed the past weekend’s final voter registration can still do so at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) offices located throughout South Africa, the Presidency announced on Monday.

Although President Jacob Zuma announced 7 May 2014 as the election date, he has not proclaimed the date.

“The weekend of 8 to 9 February was the last registration weekend. However, voter registration will continue until the date of the official proclamation of the election by the president and the premiers, towards the end of the month,” Mac Maharaj, the Presidency’s spokesperson, said.

Once Zuma has proclaimed the date, it will be gazetted and the voters’ roll will be closed.

Make an appointment

Despite challenges posed by the wet weather and service delivery protests, more than 1,2-million people registered to vote this weekend.

Maharaj said those who missed the opportunity must make an appointment to apply for registration, during office hours.

“They must always phone first to make an appointment,” he said, adding that the application could only be made in person.

“No online or email registrations are permitted . they must please bring their valid green, bar-coded ID book, smartcard ID or the valid Temporary Identity Certificate,” he said.

Members of the public can check whether they are registered to vote by sending an SMS with their ID number to 32810, and can check their voter registration details by visiting www.elections.org.za or calling 0800 11 800 toll-free from a landline.

Source: SAnews.gov