Last day to register to vote

Those wanting to register to vote have until 5pm to do so at their Municipal Electoral Office.

FILE: IEC officials at Mew Way Hall in Khayelitsha. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Prospective voters who have not yet registered to cast their ballot in the general elections have until 5pm on Tuesday to do so.

Last week, President Jacob Zuma announced the election date would be proclaimed on Tuesday, signalling the official start of the election timetable.

The Independent Electoral Commission's Courtney Sampson says, "Our offices are ready for registration if anybody should still need to register. They will be active until 5pm."

People can go to their Municipal Electoral Office to register.

South Africa goes to the polls on 7 May.