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IEC: We’re ready for the 2019 national elections

The electoral commission says it’s made significant progress to update the voters' roll to contain addresses of all voters.

A screengrab of the IEC's chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo giving an update on voter registration in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: YouTube.

MIDRAND - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it’s on track and ready for the 2019 national elections.

The commission says it’s made significant progress to update the voters' roll to contain addresses of all voters.

The IEC's chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, says the commission has been able to update 80% of voters’ addresses on the voters’ roll: “The figure stands at 21.5 million, representing 83% of the totality of the voters’ roll.”

Mamabolo says the commission will continue to update addresses on the roll as per the constitutional court order until the day of elections. “For we aspire a voters’ roll in which details of all voters are accurate and up to date.”

The IEC has called on all South Africans, especially young people, to use the last weekend of January as the final opportunity to register and ensure that their addresses are in order.

WATCH: IEC gives an update on voter registration

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)