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To check which voting district you are currently registered at, please enter your South African ID Number.

ID Number

Throughout the year, by-elections take place to elect a new councillor in a ward in a municipality.

You can only vote on Election Day if you are correctly registered to vote in your ward.

For by-election registration and voting, voting stations are open from 8am to 5pm.

You need to vote in person with your valid, green, bar-coded ID book; temporary ID; or smart ID card.

Find the answers to frequently asked questions, below.

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

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I check that my details are correct?
  • What do I need to register?
  • 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?
  • Who can vote?
  • What do I need in order to vote?
  • 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?
  • How can I find out the results of the by-elections?
  • Unable to stand for long in a queue?
  • What if I can’t vote on election day?