Final voter registration weekend confirmed for early next year

  • The Electoral Commission has confirmed the dates of the final voter registration weekend ahead of next year’s national elections.
  • They are set for early next year in February.
  • South Africa has 23 296 voting stations that will open from 8:00 until 17:00 on both days.

Next year South Africans will make their political voices known as they head to the polls for the 2024 national elections. For those who are eligible to vote, but have not registered yet, the Electoral Commission of South Africa has confirmed the final weekend next year for voter registration.

To that end, Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February 2024 have been outlined as the final weekend.

“Following the first registration weekend held on 18 and 19 November 2023, the voters’ roll contains 26.8 million voters with 568 374 of those registering for the first time during that period. The Electoral Commission is hopeful that the second registration weekend will build on and surpass the satisfactory turn out recorded in November,” government noted in a statement.

In terms of the voting stations, 23 296 voting stations across South Africa will be open on both days from 8:00 in the morning until 17:00 in the afternoon.

“Citizens aged 16 years and older can register to vote. All they need are a South African identity document (ID), either a green barcoded ID book, smartcard ID or a valid temporary ID certificate,” the statement added.

“When registering, voters will need to provide their address or a description of where they live to allow the Electoral Commission to place them on the correct segment of the voters’ roll. However, proof of an address is not a requirement to register as a voter,” it continued.

In terms of South Africans who are living abroad, and are of eligible age, they’ll be able to register at one of the 120 high commissions, embassies, or consulates across the globe on either 26th, 27th, or 28th January 2024.

You can check your voter registration status here, via the Electoral Commission website.

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