Changing your details on the Voters' Roll | Western Cape Government

Changing your details on the Voters' Roll


The voters' roll must be as accurate and inclusive as possible and voters' details must be correct. This means that the voters' roll needs to be continually updated.

New voters need to be added onto the Roll. This would include anyone who reaches the age of 16, anyone who becomes a South African citizen and any South African citizens who haven't registered before.

Voters need to update their information, for example if you've changed your address, or if you've changed your surname because you got married.

The voters’ roll closes for an election on the day that the date of the election is proclaimed in the government gazette.

Removal from the voters' roll

Only  people that died are removed from the voters roll  (a death certificate needs to be provided).


To change your registration details, you need to go to your local Municipal Electoral Office.

Or for more information you can contact the IEC office in the Western Cape:

Street address: The Bridge, 1st Floor, Unit 4, 304 Durban Road, Bellville
Tel: 021 910 5700
Fax: 021 910 4965

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The content on this page was last updated on 16 September 2019