JOHANNESBURG- The Electoral Commission ( IEC ) has requested that community members grant the right of those who are interested in registering to vote.
Before the 2024 general elections, the commission conducted a two-day voter registration drive over the weekend.
Sy Mamambolo, the IEC’s chief electoral officer, stated during a media briefing on Monday that sporadic community protests had an impact on the opening and operation of several registration centers nationwide, including Gauteng and Limpopo in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.
” We hope that the community leaders themselves will understand how crucial it is to give people the right to vote, and we’ll be considering how we can strengthen our response to the NatJoints processes.”
Those who were unable to register and update their information could do so during the second registration weekend or on the online portal, according to Mamabolo, in light of the protests and demonstrations that took place over the weekend.