Proclamation: Can I still register to vote?

During his State of the Nation address President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the date for the general elections will be May 8, and he appealed to anyone who is not yet registered to do so before the proclamation date.

Many people are confused by what this meant as they were under the impression that their last change to register was on the final voter registration weekend.

In essence, it means that there is time to register to vote before the legal process begins and the official election timetable is government gazetted.

The electoral process includes the voters’ roll being closed, the cut off date for the candidates list submission, certification of the voters roll and such.

The political parties discuss the election timetable and it is published immediately after the proclamation of elections. Which could be before the end of February 2019.

for more information on how to register, please click here.