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450 IEC registration points open in run-up to by-elections

Voting stations opened this weekend to allow eligible voters to register after processes were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE: Two ballot boxes sit in the Pinelands Primary voting station as South Africans cast their votes on 8 May 2019. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is calling on voters to ensure that they update their details ahead of next month's by-elections in all nine provinces.

Voting stations opened this weekend to allow eligible voters to register after processes were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IEC's Masego Sheburi said the by-elections, which will take place in 56 municipalities across the country, are expected to affect over 600,000 registered voters.

“Since 8:30 this morning we have opened over 450 registration points for voters to update their details and register as first-time voters in preparation for the by-elections which will be held in 95 wards in November. Voting stations will be open until late this afternoon.”

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