I can only imagine that a large percentage of people reading this have no clue. Well never fear there is a way to find out.
Simple visit the IEC (Independant Electoral Commission) website and enter your ID number. Or you can sms your ID number to 32810.
The reason that I insinuate that many people have no idea whether they are registered or not is because of the below:
Basically, less than half the population is currently registered to vote. Guess what? That’s not only the uneducated, rural-dwelling South Africans. We are talking about a massive portion of the country who aren’t even registered to vote, never mind those who actually voted.
My suggestion is to find out and then subsequent to your registration or lack thereof, got off your apathetic backside and register to vote on the 8th and 9th of November this year from 8am to 5pm on each day. Get on it. In our democracy, one of proportional representation, EVERY VOTE COUNTS.
And just for interest sake, here’s a map of voter registration:
- You need to vote because we need democracy
- Registered Expat voters allowed to vote abroad
- What exactly is Proportional Representation?
- WhyVote.co.za – why would you vote in 2009?
- Shocking expat response: Elections 2009
Popularity: 8% [?]