You can still register to vote

By Drum Digital
11 November 2013

SA citizens who qualify to vote will still be able to register before the 2014 general election, the IEC said.

"The IEC will continue to provide opportunities for South African citizens...to have their names included in the National Common Voter's Roll until the date of the proclamation of the election," IEC Western Cape spokesperson Trevor Davids said in a statement.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said it would continue to encourage young people to register. Registration would be done at IEC offices during working hours.

Registration went smoothly over the weekend although some centres were disrupted on Saturday. Sporadic protests affected Bekkersdal in Gauteng, Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape, Malamulele in Limpopo, and the Joe Morolong municipality in the Northern Cape.

The IEC said registration processes around the country on Sunday ran smoothly. Preliminary estimates showed that 1.1 million people visited registration centres on Saturday.

"Early trends were that approximately 40% were new registrations, 49% were applicants changing registration details from one voting district to another and 11% were applicants re-registering in the same voting district," the IEC said.

- SAPA

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