Check your voter registration status

The next registration weekend for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections will be later in 2018 or early in 2019. You may not be able to vote where you live if your address is missing or incorrect at the Electoral Commission!

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Registration Weekend 10 & 11 March 2018

On 10 and 11 March, you have a chance to register for the first time or change your address details on the voters’ roll.

Find the answers to frequently asked questions, below.

If you need more help, please feel free to call (0861 22 55 32), email ( or WhatsApp us (084 000 2019) and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is registration taking place?
  • Why is registration taking place so soon?
  • What if I have moved since I last registered?
  • How do I check that my details are correct?
  • Can South Africans living abroad register to vote in the 2019 General Elections yet?
  • When will the elections take place?
  • Who can register to vote?
  • What do I need in order to register to vote?
  • How do I know if I’m registered to vote?
  • How and when do I register to vote?
  • Can I register to vote at my nearest voting station come registration weekend?
  • How can I register to vote if I am unable to get to a voting station on registration weekend?
  • Do I need to re-register for the 2019 General Elections?
  • Can I register for my family member/friend/partner?
  • Can I register online?
  • Can I change my address online?
  • Will I be able to vote online?
  • Can I register with my passport/driver’s license?
  • Will Home Affairs be open on registration weekend?
  • Where should I go to register to vote on 10 and 11 March 2018?
  • How long will voting stations be open for on 10 and 11 March 2018?
  • How many people do not have addresses on the IEC’s voters’ role?
  • What if I live in an informal settlement or don’t have a formal address?
  • Do I need to take any proof of residence?
  • How long will the process take?
  • I successfully updated my voting district on the IEC's website but it isn't reflecting on
  • My ID book is in my maiden name but my married name appears on the voters' roll. Do I need to re-register?
  • Do I need to go to registration weekend if I have checked that my details are correct online?