Check your voter registration status

You can still register to vote or update your address at your local IEC office before the 2019 elections are proclaimed and registration closes. First, check your voter registration status here:

ID Number

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Registration for the 2019 national elections

The 2019 national elections are coming up! Whilst the final voter registration weekend has passed, you can still register or update your address at your local Electoral Commission (IEC) office before the election is proclaimed and registration closes.

First,  use our app at to check to see whether you are correctly registered on the voters’ roll already or for details on where to register.

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 (084 000 2019) us and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why is registration taking place?
  • 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 national 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?
  • Do I need to re-register for the 2019 national 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?
  • How many people do not have addresses on the Electoral Commission’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?
  • I successfully updated my voting district on the Electoral Commission'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?
  • I live at xyz, where must I register?