Voters should take their identity document (ID) with them or a valid Temporary ID Certificate.
VOTING stations in Ward 1 in the Khâi-Ma Municipality will be open this weekend to allow eligible voters to register in preparation for the coming municipal by-elections on Wednesday, August 22.
According to the IEC, the ward has 1 619 registered voters.
The ward became vacant as a result of the termination of councillor membership from party.
Registration and voting will take place at the following stations: Raap and Skraap, Vrugbaar, St Philomena School Hall, Viljoensdraai and Melkbosrand Community Hall.
These voting stations will be open tomorrow (July 7) and on Sunday (July 8) from 8am to 5pm to allow all eligible voters to register and for current voters to check their registration details and to provide/update address details where necessary.
Voters should take their identity document (ID) with them – either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID, or a valid Temporary ID Certificate.
They will also need to complete their physical home address on registration or provide sufficient particularities of their place of residence. Documented proof of address (for example a municipal account) is not required.
Voters can also check and update their details at their local (municipal) IEC office weekdays during office hours. Voters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to register and vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident.
Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on August 21 between 8am and 5pm.
Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between August 6 and August 10.
Applications for special votes can also be made online via the IEC’s website, www.elections.org.za. Once voters have applied online they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome when their application has been processed.
They can also check the status of their special vote application online at www.elections.org.za.
Voters can also apply for special votes via cellphone by SMSing their identity number to 32249 (charged at R1). The SMS application facility is only available for those applying to cast a special vote at their voting station and not for home visits.
More information on these by-elections can be obtained from the local (municipal) IEC office weekdays during office hours. Contact details for all IEC offices are available on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za under Contact Us.