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Voters' roll for 2016 local elections closes today

The IEC has urged all citizens to visit any one of the its offices before 5pm this afternoon.

Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Voters have been urged to visit any one of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s offices before 5pm this afternoon to confirm their details to register.

Meanwhile, the Constitutional Court is yet to rule on a matter relating to the inclusion of addresses on the voters roll.

The IEC is appealing an Electoral Court ruling in this regard.

The IEC's Sy Mamabolo says, "We are waiting with bated breath for the Constitutional Court to take a decision on this aspect and we hope that it will be made soon."

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen will today officially proclaim the 2016 local government elections and close the voters' roll.

After the announcement, no changes will be permitted to the roll, including additional registrations or re-registrations.

The IEC's Kate Bapela has urged South Africans to make use of their last opportunity to register to vote.

"They must have their green barcoded IDs or their smart IDs to check their details. They can also bring their temporary ID certificates."