Last day to register to vote

2016-05-23 10:31

Cape Town – The IEC has urged South Africans to head to their nearest IEC offices to register to vote.

The voter's roll for the local government elections was expected to close on Monday at 17:00, IEC's Kate Bapela has said.

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Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen was expected to proclaim the date on Monday.

"He is expected to publish it in the Government Gazette," she said.

Once the date has been proclaimed, no changes can be made to the voters' roll.

The country will head to the polls on August 3.

Meanwhile, concern has been raised over the lack of voters' addresses on the roll.

MPs were alarmed last Tuesday to hear that the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) still did not have proper addresses for up to 46% of the more than 26 million (26 299 952) people registered to vote in the local elections in August.

"We potentially have about 54% of voters with some addresses, which to us seems fine," Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya said told MPs in a briefing on progress towards readiness for the polls.

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