Check your voter registration status

The next registration weekend for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections will be 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 for the 2019 national elections

The 2019 national elections are coming up. The first voter registration weekend for the 2019 elections will be later this year. In the meantime, you can use the app at to check to see whether you are correctly registered on the voters’ roll.

Whilst we wait for the dates of the next voter registration weekend to be announced, you can change your address online by visiting First-time registration can only take place at your local IEC office or over the next registration weekend.

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 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?
  • Can I register to vote at my nearest voting station come registration weekend?
  • 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 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?
  • 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?
  • I live at xyz, where must I register?
  • Do I need to go to registration weekend if I have checked that my details are correct online?
  • Some voters are complaining that their registration is correct on the IEC website, but when they visit our self-canvass website we tell them their details are incorrect and they must register at a different address.