2024 Elections: Check here if you are registered to vote

The elections will kick off with special voting on Monday and Tuesday. 

Are you sure you have registered to vote in the upcoming elections?

Wednesday’s National Voting Day will follow this, declared a holiday to enable all registered voters to exercise their democratic rights.

Check here to see if you are registered to vote

To check your registration details, you can:

Send an SMS with your ID number to 32810 (R1.00 per SMS);

Download our mobile app and enter your ID number;

Check your voter registration details;

or check at your local IEC office during office hours.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged South Africans to cast their vote in the upcoming 2024 National and Provincial elections.

“As we cast our votes, we were mindful of the weight of history. We were mindful of the fact that so many people had struggled and sacrificed for this right to vote, and many had lost their lives in the cause of freedom,” the President said last week.

THE NATIONAL AND PROVICIAL ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK

On 29 May 2024, South Africa will hold elections for the national and provincial government.

“Many of us remember the historic Election Day in 1994, when we voted for the very first time for a democratic government of our choice. We all remember how we felt as we stood in long queues patiently waiting to cast our vote for a government of our choice.

“The right to vote has been the cornerstone of our democratic order and is enshrined in the Bill of Rights of our constitution. As you cast your ballot, firstly through a special vote on the 27th and 28th of May, and many of us on the 29th of May, you will be demonstrating your faith in our democratic order.”

Ramaphosa said.

Get ready for Special Voting on 27-28 May, 9AM-5PM! Over 1.6 million applications received, including home visit requests. Is yours among them? Check now and vote where you’re registered. #SAelections24

To check:
Visit https://t.co/h6uXA9sPgv
SMS your ID Number to 32810… pic.twitter.com/2PS2qmxeUv

— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) May 23, 2024

LET US ALL WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE AN ELECTION THAT IS FREE, FAIR AND PEACEFUL

He said voting means taking responsibility for the future.

“Your vote is important. Your vote counts. As the election campaigns have unfolded, we have demonstrated that we are a diverse, tolerant, and free society where people can hear and respect different views. Let us continue in this way. Let us all work together to ensure that we have an election that is free, fair, and peaceful. I call upon you to go and vote.”

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) has cautioned communities against vandalising, defacing, and removing posters of political parties ahead of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.

Authorities will arrest those found tampering with election posters

“Police will arrest anyone caught tampering with or vandalizing these posters. Such cases have been reported, and we have made arrests,” Deputy National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Tebello Mosikili, said on Sunday in Pretoria during a media briefing.

Led by the South African Police Service (SAPS), the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the State Security Agency (SSA), the NATJOINTS reminded communities that the Constitution protects citizens’ rights to make political choices.

These rights, includes the right to participate in the activities of, or recruit members for a political party and to campaign for a political party or cause.

In addition, the Electoral Act 73 of 1998 prohibits the unlawful removal and defacing of posters published by a registered party.