Vote where you are registered

Vote where you are registered

Millions of South Africans will be heading to the polls from tomorrow to decide the future of the country. There are 27.7 million registered voters and the Electoral Commission (IEC) is encouraging each to vote at the voting district where they are registered.

The Commission has recently successfully completed overseas voting, and will from tomorrow 27 and 28 May 2024 start with special votes for those who qualify in the national and provincial elections. The voting will start from 9am to 5pm.

“The Commission takes this opportunity to remind voters that they can only vote at voting districts where they are registered,” said the IEC.

No voter will be allowed to vote outside their registered voting district, except for those who made prior arrangements during the period of 15 March to 17 May 2024 as stipulated in the Election Timetable, that they would be away from their designated districts and wished to change their voting location.

“According to Section 24 (a) of the Electoral Amendment Act, a voter may vote outside of the voting district where registered but needs to notify the Electoral Commission before voting day during the period specified in the Election Timetable.

Voters voting in the province where they are registered will receive three ballot papers, the national, regional and provincial ballot papers. If they vote outside their registered province, they will only be eligible to vote in the national ballot paper,” said the Commission.

Polls will on Wednesday, 29 May 2024, open from 9am until 9pm. The IEC says no eligible voter who is still in the line by closing time, 9pm will be turned away, but instead they will all be assisted to very last one.

The Electoral Commission reiterates the call on all voters to check where they are registered to vote and to bring their identity documents with when voting. Voters can check registration details and confirm the location of their correct voting stations ahead of Election Day by using the following channels.

Online at

SMSing their ID number to 3281

Contact centre on 0800 11 8000.

WhatsApp ‘Hi’ to 0600 88 0000


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