How to register / re-register for the 2016 Municipal Elections

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Block 1

Step 1: Find your closest voting station by searching on the elections page with either your physical address, GPS coordinate or town’s name.


Block 2

Step 2: Once you know where your voting station is, head there on either the 5th or 6th of March between 8h00 and 17h00.


Block 3Step 3: Make sure you remember to bring your RSA ID with you – driver’s licence and passports are not allowed.


block 4Step 4: Fill in an application form which will be issued to you at the voting station.


Block 5Step 5: Lastly, scan your ID.



Done! You are registered.

Why these elections are important for you: Municipal elections affect your access to basic services such as water, electricity or sanitation for the next five years. Registering and casting your vote has the power to change the service delivery obstacles crippling your local community.

Will you register to vote? Tweet us or let us know your views below in the comments section.

For more information, refer to the Elections Commission of South Africa’s page.

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