14 November 2013
Government congratulates the 1 088 015 people who registered for the first time to vote for the 2014 South African elections last weekend.
Acting GCIS CEO, Phumla Williams said, “Registering to vote is the first step to ensure that your voice and opinion is counted. Every South African has a right and responsibility as citizens to play an active role in electing their representatives. Through free and fair elections, South Africa has for the past 19 years enjoyed the fruits of democracy.”
People who have not yet registered to vote, can still do so by making an appointment to register during office hours at the Municipal Electoral Office responsible for the voting district in which they live. Citizens can contact the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) call centre on: 0800 11 8000 for further information.
“As the country celebrates its 20 Years of Freedom, citizens are encouraged to exercise their democratic right and register to vote. Each and every vote contributes to strengthening our democracy,” said Williams.
Cell: Phumla Williams
083 501 0139
Issued by: Government Communications and Information System (GCIS)