IEC urges voters to supply addresses when registering

The IEC is sending texts to voters asking them to go to their polling stations with their addresses.

FILE: People can register between 8am and 5pm at their polling stations tomorrow and on Sunday. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it's sending SMSes to over 5 million cell phones to ask people to go to their polling stations with their addresses over the weekend.

The commission is currently asking the Constitutional Court to overturn an Electoral Court judgment that says must have the addresses of people before they can vote.

The local government elections will be held on 3 August.

People can register between 8am and 5pm at their polling stations tomorrow and on Sunday.

The commission's Kate Bopela says they don't currently have all the information they need.

"When we look at some portion of our voters' roll, we realise that we've got partial information whereby someone has just given us their home address without no street name or house numbers."

The IEC has again urged the public to register to vote and to check their details during this weekend's final voter registration drive.

Bopela says it's critical that the voters roll has the correct information.