IEC warns, no address, no vote

2016-03-30 06:00

A WARNING has been issued by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) that voters could be excluded from the voter's roll if they fail to provide a full home address.

This is a result of the recent judgment by the Electoral Court that for voting to be free and fair, voters need to have addresses and registration details.

The IEC, however, is looking into an appeal to the Constitutional Court to challenge this ruling which led to three by-elections being postponed this month.

This issue was first raised by unsuccessful independent candidates in a by election in North West who challenged the results expressing concern that voters were being brought in from other voting districts.

Another voting registration weekend is to take place on the 9 and 10 April - the last opportunity to register and to check details before the voters roll closes.

The current local government term expires on 18 May - the new elections have to be held not later than August.

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