IEC launches election campaign

The IEC’s Pansy Tlakula launched the commission’s election campaign today.

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson Pansy Tlakula. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson Pansy Tlakula has announced the second weekend in November has been set aside for voter registration for the 2014 general elections.

Tlakula launched next year's provincial and national election campaign in Midrand today.

She says 9 and 10 November will be a voter registration weekend and has urged all eligible South Africans to register in order to vote in next year's election.

The 2014 election will mark 20 years of democracy since the landmark election in 1994.

It will also be the first time so called 'born frees' can vote.

Tlakula says the IEC is hoping for a record number of voters.

And although an official date has not been yet been set for the election, she says the commission will be ready to ensure a free, fair and credible election.