Tlokwe voters given chance to provide missing address details
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:15:37
All 113 voting stations in Tlokwe and Ventersdorp in North West have opened on time to allow voters already on the voter’s roll a final window to provide their missing address details ahead of the 2016 municipal elections.
This opportunity follows last week’s judgement by the Constitutional Court which ruled that the 2016 municipal elections may proceed on 03 August 2016 using the current certified voters’ roll – with the exception of Tlokwe.
The Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) North West Provincial Electoral Officer, Pelontle Thiba, says it is all systems go despite a low turnout at the voting stations. “We did not have any major incidents since this morning. We have relatively low turnout but there is movement, in all stations. There is knowledge about the activity; we have held local party liaison committee so voters are aware. The whole lot of our voters have received SMS-es.”
The Tlokwe municipality was the scene of an electoral dispute that started during by-elections and ended up in the Constitutional Court.
Last week The Constitutional Court ruled that the IEC acted outside the law when it failed to obtain addresses for voters registered on the national voters roll.