Register now to vote
To vote in these elections, you first need to be registered as a voter in the voting district where you live. Every voting district has one voting station and that is the only place where you will be able to vote.
Who must register to vote?
All South African citizens who turn 18 years old before the date of the election have the right to vote. Voters have to register, and your name must be recorded on the voters’ roll in the voting district where you live.
If you voted in the 1999 or 2000 elections, your name should already be on the voters’ roll and there should be a sticker in your ID book with the voting district number on it. You do not need to re-register.
But if you have moved since the 1999 or 2000 elections, or are intending to move, then you will need to change your registration to your new voting district.
If you have not previously registered, you need to register as a voter in your voting district.
How can I register?
To register to vote you need to have a bar-coded ID book. You will be asked to fill in a form with your name and address. Your ID book will be scanned by a ‘zip-zip’ machine, and your name will automatically be entered into the voters’ roll for the voting district.
Where can I register?
There will be a public registration weekend on 8-9 November 2003 when all voting stations will be open for voter registration.
You can register before then at the local council offices.
In some areas, where voting stations have changed, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will visit people’s houses to register them.