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Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal Ward By-elections on 22 November 2023


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Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal Ward By-elections on 22 November 2023

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29th September 2023


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Voting stations in Ward 41 in the Msunduzi Municipality – KZN225 will be open this Saturday, 30 September 2023 and Sunday, 1 October, from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow all eligible voters to register and for current voters to check their registration details and to provide/update address details where necessary.

Please note the registration weekend for the by-elections schedule for 15 November 2023 in the Eastern Cape, Ward 23 in Mhlontlo Municipality – EC156, will be held in the same weekend.


Voters should take their identity document (ID) with them – either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID, or a valid Temporary ID Certificate. They will also need to complete their physical home address on registration or provide sufficient particularities of their place of residence. Documented proof of address (e.g. a municipal account) is not required. 

Voters may also check and update their details at their local (municipal) Electoral Commission (IEC) office on weekdays during office hours.


Voters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to register and vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident.

By-elections will be held in the following wards: 

In KwaZulu-Natal

·       Ward 41 in Msunduzi Municipality – KZN225, with 8440 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 21 November 2023 between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 06 November 2023 and 10 November 2023.

Applications for special votes can also be made online via the IEC’s website, Once voters have applied online they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome when their application has been processed. They can also check the status of their special vote application online at

Voters can also apply for special votes via cellphone by SMSing their identity number to 32249 (charged at R1). The SMS application facility is only available for those applying to cast a special vote at their voting station and NOT for home visits.

For more information on these by-elections contact your local (municipal) IEC office weekdays during office hours. Contact details for all IEC offices are available on the IEC website at Contact Us.


Issued by Electoral Commission


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