It’s Election Day South Africa – 2016 Municipal Elections

Did you save the date (3 August 2016) ? GO VOTE SA! Today is officially the Municipal Election Day.

Note the following: Voting_day_1

  • Municipal elections are held every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing a municipality for the next five years.
  • The current term of office of municipal councils ends on 18 May 2016.
  • The councillors will serve on the town, city, metropolitan or district councils that ensure services that impact the daily lives of citizens in their areas including water, electricity and sanitation.
  • The exact date of the 2016 Municipal Elections will only be known when the election is officially proclaimed by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2016.
  • In terms of the Constitution the election must be held between 18 May and 16 August 2016.
  • So get ready to have your say in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Your vote is your voice,“ use it wisely.


1: Find your correct voting station
2: Present your valid identification document to the door controller at the entrance of the voting station
3: Check that you are on the voters’ roll
4: Get your ballot papers
5: Get your identification documents stamped
6: Find an empty voting booth and make your ‘X’
7: Cast your vote
8: Ensuring voting is free and fair
If you have moved home (even a short distance) since you registered, your voting district and voting station may have changed and you may need to re-register.Important: During municipal and by-elections, you can only vote at the voting station where you’re registered to vote, so it’s essential to re-register when you move.
  • Get the contact details of your Ward Councillor using one of the options below
  • SMS your ID number to 32245 (R1 per SMS sent or received)



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