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The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has encouraged South Africans to register to vote this weekend.

This weekend, 3 and 4 February, is the second voter registration round for the elections coming up in May.

Sy Mamabolo, the IEC’s chief electoral officer, emphasised the importance of voters registering in their areas where they live.

“This is more acute in the light of the general rule that a voter must vote at the voting station at which that voter is registered.”

Mamabolo told reporters at a press conference that South Africa’s goal is to everyone who is eligible can vote in the upcoming elections.

“Our collective goal, as a nation, is to ensure that every one of the eligible voters in South Africa is registered to vote in the 2024 national and provincial elections.

During registration weekend, there will be 23,303 registration stations across the country. They will be open from 08:00 to 17:00 on both days.

“Accordingly, the electoral commission announces its readiness to welcome eligible South Africans at registration stations across the country to register or check their details ahead of the elections.”

The date of when South Africans will vote in the election is still to be proclaimed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Image credit: Constitution Net 

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