The second and final registration weekend for the 2014 general election will take place on Saturday 8 February and Sunday 9 February.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) its call centre and social media platforms are still inundated with interest on further registration opportunities from eligible voters who are not yet registered. The February registration weekend will be the final opportunity for new voters to register and for registered voters to change their voting station ahead of the elections. “There are currently 24 112 414 registered voters (76,7%) and the IEC hopes to reach 80% registration of eligible voters ahead of the election,” states a media release issued by the IEC.
The IEC said raising registration levels among young people remains a challenge; especially those aged 18 to 19, whose registration levels are the lowest of any age group at less than 23%. It is expected that the President will proclaim the election date shortly after the February registration weekend.
To check your registration details call the IEC’s toll free number 0800 11 8000 (daily between 08:00 and 17:00); SMS your ID number to 32810; or visit website www.elections.org.za and click on the link labelled: ‘Am I registered’.