Check that you are registered to vote

Check where you are registered to vote
Use this tool to check which voting station you are registered to vote at.

On Wednesday, 27 October 2021 South Africa will hold local government elections in towns and cities across the country. In the build-up to voting day, you may also be able to participate in a local by-election in your area.

Make sure you have everything you need to vote in these important elections!

Find the answers to frequently asked questions, below.

If you need more help, please feel free to email ( and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Frequently asked questions

  • When will the 2021 Local Government Elections take place?
  • What is a by-election?
  • What is the process for calling a by-election?
  • Why should I vote in by-elections?
  • When do by-elections take place?
  • How do I participate?
  • How do I vote in a by-election?
  • How do I check that my details are correct?
  • What do I need to register?
  • Who can vote?
  • What do I need in order to vote?
  • Do I need to re-register?
  • How do I know if I’m registered to vote?
  • What if I can’t vote on election day?
  • What if my address is missing or incomplete on the voters’ roll?
  • How and when do I register to vote?
  • Can I check where my family member/friend/partner is voting?
  • Will I be able to vote online?
  • Can I vote with my passport/driver’s license?
  • Do I need to take any proof of residence?
  • My ID book is in my maiden name but my married name appears on the voters' roll. Is that a problem?
  • I've lost my registration slip/sticker I received during registration. Will I still be able to vote?
  • An IEC official told me my name does not appear on the voters’ roll, what should I do?
  • Can I vote on behalf of someone who is unable to get to their voting station?
  • Is there assistance for people with disabilities?
  • I am blind. Can someone help me at the voting station?
  • Unable to stand for long in a queue?
  • I live at [voter’s current address], where must I vote?
  • How can I find out the results of the by-elections?