With the 2019 elections taking place on Wednesday, Briefly.co.za decided to provide answers to three burning questions to ensure everyone is well-prepared to make their mark.
The nation gears up for the 2019 elections on Wednesday, 8 May.
Those new to the process often have questions which may deter them from making their mark.
Briefly.co.za answers three frequently-asked questions to hopefully assist citizens to make an informed decision.
1. How do I find my nearest voting station?
Two options exist here. Voters can either access this link, which utilises GPS technology for users to pinpoint their location on a map - https://maps.elections.org.za/vsfinder/
Alternatively, you can follow the below process:
- Send an SMS with your ID number to 32810 (R1 charge per SMS)
- Check your registration details online
- Check at your local IEC office during office hours
2. Can I vote anywhere?
You can vote anywhere inside the province you are registered in, provided that you are registered.
If you are outside of your registered province, you can only cast a national vote, but not a provincial vote.
However, you will be required to fill in a special form if you vote outside your province.
3. How to check your voting station
- Voters can access this link and enter their ID number - https://www.elections.org.za/IECOnline/CheckIDNumber
- Remember you can also SMS your ID Number to 32810 (at a charge of R1.00 per SMS)
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