South Africa Government

11/19/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2023 02:03

Electoral Commission on day one of voter registration weekend

More than one million South Africans register on day one of voter registration weekend

The Electoral Commission is pleased to report that Day Two of the Registration Weekend has started exceedingly well. By 08h00, 91 percent of the voting stations had opened with the remainder opening before 08h30.

At the close of Day One of registration weekend, over a million registrations were recorded at our 23 296 voting stations.

At 12h30 today, a total of 609 447 registration transactions had been recorded at voting stations.

Provincial breakdown of the registrations recorded at 12h30 today is as follows:


Breakdown of Registrations

Eastern Cape

118 574

Free State

38 860


120 294


108 878


82 408


44 694

Northern Cape

15 443

North West

42 375

Western Cape

37 921

Yesterday the Commission recorded an all-time milestone of over one hundred thousand online registrations. Today the figure of online registrations stands at 40 000.

The Commission is seized with resolving some online registrations that gave a "pending" message. The "pending" message is received by voters in instances where the ID image that they have uploaded cannot be read or recognised by the system or where an image other than an ID has been uploaded.

We urge voters to take extra care and follow system prompts when uploading images of their ID.

The Commission applauds thousands of South Africans who have gone online and visited our registration stations to register, re-register or check their details. We urge those that have not done so to use the remaining hours of today to go out in their numbers to register.

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