Final registrations before voters’ roll closes

2014-02-24 00:00

VOTERS not yet registered with the Independent Electoral Commission have until tomorrow, when the voters’ roll closes following publication of the election date in the Government Gazette.

On Friday, President Jacob Zuma signed the proclamation that sets May 7 as the election date. The proclamation is set to be published tomorrow, the day the voters’ roll closes. “According to Section 24(1) of the Electoral Act, 1998, the voters’ roll will close on the day the election is proclaimed, which will be the 25th of February,” said a statement from the presidency.

Political parties have urged people who are not registered voters to do so at municipal electoral officer.

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