How to check if you are registered to vote


To check if you are registered to vote for next year’s election in South Africa, you can follow these steps:

Method 1: Online Voter Registration Portal

  1. Access the IEC website: Visit the official website of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) at www.elections.org.za.
  2. Navigate to the Voter Registration Status Check page: Click on the “Check my Registration Status” link located under the “Voters” section.
  3. Enter your ID number: Provide your 13-digit South African ID number in the designated field.
  4. Click “Submit”: Once you’ve entered your ID number, click the “Submit” button to proceed.
  5. View your registration status: The system will retrieve your voter registration details, including your name, ID number, voting station, and registration status.

Method 2: SMS Voter Registration Status Check

  1. Compose an SMS: Send an SMS containing your 13-digit South African ID number to the IEC’s voter registration verification number, 32810.
  2. Receive confirmation SMS: You will receive an SMS response from the IEC confirming your voter registration status.

Method 3: Mobile App Voter Registration Status Check

  1. Download the IEC Mobile App: Install the IEC’s official mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Launch the app: Open the IEC Mobile App and follow the prompts to access the voter registration status check feature.
  3. Enter your ID number: Input your 13-digit South African ID number in the designated field.
  4. View your registration status: The app will display your voter registration details, including your name, ID number, voting station, and registration status.

Method 4: In-Person Voter Registration Status Check

  1. Visit your local IEC office: Locate the IEC office responsible for your voting district and visit during office hours.
  2. Provide identification: Present your South African ID card or other valid identification document to an IEC official.
  3. Request registration status check: Inform the IEC official that you wish to verify your voter registration status.
  4. Receive confirmation: The IEC official will verify your registration details and provide you with a confirmation of your registration status.

Remember to update your voter registration details if you have moved to a new address or your personal information has changed. You can use any of the methods mentioned above to check your voter registration status and ensure that you are eligible to participate in the next year’s election in South Africa.

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