COGTA Minister urges citizens to register to vote on 10 and 11 March
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has urged all South African citizens to register to vote during the Voter Registration and Address ‘harvesting’ drive this weekend.
It is vital that citizens register to vote so that they can exercise their democratic right to vote during the 2019 elections, said Minister Mkhize.
The Minister urged citizens to ensure that their correct address details are recorded and confirmed on the Voters’ Roll.
There are currently 2, 8 million registered voters, who do not have addresses. Voters are required to register where they live. I urge all citizens to check that their addresses are captured correctly on the Voters’ Roll.
All registered voters should also check and confirm their address details at the correct voting station.
The Minister urged all stakeholders to play a pivotal role in ensuring a successful voter registration process on the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018, this includes the IEC, municipalities, traditional leaders, law enforcement agencies, faith-based organisations, Government officials, the media, political parties and many others.
Together we can strengthen our democracy and deliver yet another successful election – the first step is voter updating details on the voters roll, Minister Mkhize concluded.
All voting stations will be open from 8am to 5pm on Saturday 10 March and Sunday 11 March 2018.
To check that you are registered to vote, please SMS your Identity Document (ID) number to 32810.
Source: Government of South Africa