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GP legislature target youth in voter registration campaign

Authorities say approximately 200,000 people move to Gauteng from other parts of South Africa each year.

People voting on 7 May 2014. Picture: Amanda Moore/EWN.
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Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng provincial government has launched its ‘My-vote-2016’ campaign to encourage more people to register to vote in this year’s municipal elections and other polls to come.

According to authorities, approximately 200,000 people move to Gauteng from other parts of South Africa each year.

Provincial leaders say many of these people need to have their details updated with the Independent Electoral Commission to ensure they register in the districts they have now relocated to.  

Deputy speaker in the provincial legislature Uhuru Moiloa says, “Gauteng has the most universities and young people move from elsewhere in the country who settle here as students, but once they qualify they don’t find work elsewhere [and] they settle here; so the majority of the people we are targeting are young people.

WATCH: Voting in this year’s Municipal Elections

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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