Register to vote

2016-03-24 06:00

I ASSISTED with encouraging people to register during the voter registration weekend of 5 and 6 March and was astounded to discover how many people do not think that it is important to register or even vote during the upcoming local government elections.

It has never been more important to have a voice in your council than now. It is especially important when there is a possibility that the Democratic Alliance could lose one or two ward councillors due to the new ward boundaries perhaps favouring the ruling party more that the DA. Every vote is going to count.

I am sure the DA will have dedicated potential ward councillors lined up to do their best work and really start to deliver essential services, putting the people of Hibiscus Coast first.

The new boundaries put a couple of traditionally held wards at risk and I can’t ask strongly enough for everyone to register on the next registration weekend of 9 and 10 April and then to do everything in your power to vote on election day.

While the ruling party is squabbling among themselves and damaging the country more every day, lets show them what the people on ground level really want - nothing more than freedom, fairness and opportunity.

Stephanie Breedt

Leisure Bay

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