In a society where civic participation is not only a right but a responsibility, registering to vote is a fundamental step towards influencing the course of one's community and nation.
Before getting into how to register, you first need to know the requirements to vote.
- Must be a South Africa citizen;
- Must be at least 16 years (you can only vote from age 18).
- Must have a valid green, bar-coded ID book or smartcard ID
How To Register
- Go to the official IEC website.
- Click on "Register To Vote Now"
- Click on "Begin Application Process"
- Enter your personal information such as your ID number, name and surname, and mobile number
- Insert the One-Time PIN (OTP) sent to your mobile number
- Capture your home address
- Review and acknowledge your information
- Upload a photo or file of your South African ID document
- An SMS will be sent to your mobile number, acknowledging the successful registration application
You are only registered to vote once you have received a receipt via SMS or email, or have confirmed that you are registered.
As elections approach, it becomes increasingly crucial for individuals to navigate the registration process seamlessly.
Whether you're a student, a working professional, or someone with a busy schedule, this guide aims to simplify the registration process, making it accessible to all who wish to exercise their right to vote and have their voices heard in the democratic chorus.