IEC initiates programme for voters’ details

2018-06-20 06:02

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has initiated a programme to facilitate the capturing of voters’ full personal details which include physical addresses.

The IEC has established outbound call centres across the country to capture important data of voters ahead of the 2019 general election. These centres are operational in the nine provinces.

Through the call centres, assigned staff of the IEC traces voters whose physical addresses are not appearing on the voters’ roll.

In addition, the IEC has appointed 13 field workers to trace voters whose contact details are not appearing on the voters’ roll.

These field workers work with traditional authorities’ offices to conduct visits to voters and obtain important information.

The IEC stated traditional council offices staff will also be utilised to assist in areas falling under their jurisdiction of traditional authorities.

Tracing of voters and capturing of their physical address began on 28 May and is expected to continue until 30 June.

Mmathabo Rasengane, the IEC’s provincial spokesperson, said the Free State’s call centre is at the IEC’s provincial office in Bloemfontein. It has been set up to tackle the challenges in the province.

Rasengane said a total of 15 candidates have been appointed temporarily for the project of harvesting the addresses of voters.

She said candidates were provided with the contact details of the affected voters.

“The total number of voters without physical addresses on the voters roll for the Free State is 170 611.

“However, only 10 706 voters’ contact details in the form of cellphone numbers are available. The majority were sourced through commercial media buyers.

“Notices will be posted in different public areas for voters to be informed of the process and the importance of ensuring that the voters roll was updated in line with the Commission’s mandate,” Rasengane said.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

SQL Reporter

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.