Registering on the Voters' Roll
Before you can vote in the National or Municipal elections, you need to be registered on the voter's roll.
The Roll contains the details of individual voters and is an important planning tool. For example, it allows the IEC to know how many people are likely to vote in each area so that they can ensure that there are sufficient voting stations.
The Voters' Roll is also an important way of preventing electoral fraud.
You can only register in the area where you are usually resident - that is where you live, or the place that you return to after a time away.
To register, you need to:
You can register at the office of the Municipal Electoral Officer, during office hours.
Although you can register when you turn 16, you will only be able to vote when you turn 18.
These facility categories:
- Checking Whether you are Registered on the Voters' Roll (Service)
- Changing your Details on the Voters' Roll (Service)
- Independent Electoral Commission Website (Link)
- Regulations Concerning Registration of Voters (Regulation)
- Voting in Municipal Elections and By-elections (Service)
- Voting in the National and Provincial Elections (Service)