Make your mark today

2016-08-03 06:00

PRIOR to casting your vote, Councillor André Beetge answers your election inquiries.
“This is undoubtedly the most important election since 1994. We wish to draw your attention to a few matters based upon inquiries already received by our office,” Beetge said.

• Voting stations will be open from 7am to 7pm.

• Voting stations will be split alphabetically in an effort to speed up the process.

• Voters are urged to SMS their ID number to 32810 or visit the IEC website to check where they are registered so that they don't end up waiting at the incorrect voting station.

• Only valid bar-coded ID, Smart card or temporary ID can be used to vote - no passports or driver’s licence.

• The panic associated with the capture of addresses can be ignored for this election and voters can cast their vote where they are registered.

• The voter has to be present at the voting station where he or she is registered within the ward to cast a vote - there is no postal or on-line voting.

• The IEC has introduced an additional table in the voting station where every voters address detail will be captured after they have cast their vote, but before they leave the voting station in preparation of the 2019 national elections.

• You will receive two ballot papers - the one will reflect the name of the candidate next to the party he or she represents - the person who receives the largest number of votes on this ballot will become the ward councillor representing the interest of it's citizens in local government.

• The second ballot will have the party name and logo - this ballot will determine the number of representative councillors that the party will have in local government.

• Make sure that both ballot papers are stamped on the back.

• Voting stations in Ward 97 - Lions Club (Warner Beach), Warner Beach Junior Primary (Warner Beach), Doonheights Primary (Doonheights), Amanzimtoti Civic Centre.

Voting stations in Ward 93 - Kuswag, Umbogintwini primary, Athlone Park Library, Ziko hall, Sewula School, Kusa Kusa School, Ezibokodweni School.

Inquiries: Ward 97 (DA) Beetge on 082 718 8137.

‘This is undoubtedly the most important
election since 1994. We wish to draw your
attention to a few
matters based upon
inquiries already received by our office’

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