VOTERS REGISTRATION WEEKEND GET OFF TO A GOOD START IN MAP
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Executive Mayor of Maluti a Phofung (MAP) Cllr Vusimusi Tshabalala made plea upon all residents to visit their nearest voting stations over the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018 to ensure that their accurate residential addresses appear on the voters roll in order for everyone to exercise their right to bring about transformation.
The drive kick started at the University of the Free State Qwa Qwa campus were the television personalities who plays the character of Emmanuel from Rhythm City and Kgosi from popular soapie Scandal visited various communities in Botjhabela and Mangaung village urging first-time voters, primarily the youth, to register, and for those who are registered, to check and confirm their registration details. The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) urged all South Africa’s eligible voters to visit their voting stations over the weekend as part of a national campaign to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 elections. All IEC voting stations were opened on time on 10 and 11 March 2018 from 08h00 to 17h00 and voters were advised to carry their Identity Document with them when visiting the Voting Station. The drive also extended to visit Makeneng Village, Christ Embassy Church led by Pastor Pulane Staat and House of Glory Global Church steered by Apostle Samuel Raboteng. “Voters should visit the stations closer to their place of residence” said the Mayor during radio interview. The new registrations were also done over the weekend; the IEC said 22,000 voting stations were opened across the country. As for those who could not get a chance to register on the set dates, IEC offices would be open for the public between 8am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, to assist new voters to register; allow already registered voters who have moved since they registered to re-register in their correct voting district; and allow registered voters whose address details were not on the voters’ roll to provide or verify information.
By: Masilo Malakwane