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National voter registration weekend running smoothly – SABC News



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Voting stations across the country have opened their doors for the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) second weekend of the voters’ registration process.

The Electoral Commission expressed satisfaction with the first day, noting the enthusiasm demonstrated by South Africans.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Masego Shiburi provided an update on the registration turnout, stating, “In the initial hours of this two-day registration weekend, an impressive 304 221 voters have visited voting stations nationwide. Of these, 55 019 were persons who were registering for the first time.”

“The early turnout not only sets a positive tone for the registration period but also serves as a testament that citizens remain engaged in the affairs of the country,” Shiburi says.

National Registration Weekend | Registration open until proclamation:

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the success of day one of the second voter registration weekend proves that South Africans remain engaged with the affairs of the country.

This is the second voter registration weekend at voting stations. However, voter registration at IEC local offices and on the online portal will remain open until President Cyril Ramaphosa proclaims an election date.

Briefing the media on the progress made on day one of the voter registration weekend, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Masego Shiburi says, “Today alone, the online voter registration portal recorded over 20 525 transactions. Of those, 7 234 were new registrations. The platform remains available 24 hours a day until the day on which the date of the election is proclaimed by the President.”

“This weekend’s important registration activity comes on the back of two major achievements by the Electoral Commission and these are that the national voters’ roll has for the first time exceeded the 27-million mark voter registrations. Secondly, the online registration platform continues to yield a return on investments,” adds Shiburi.

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