UASA Media Release: 17 September 2021
Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:
As we gear up and head for local government elections on 1 November 2021, UASA urges our members and all South Africans eligible to vote to use this opportunity and register to vote.
More than 23 000 registration stations nationwide will be operating over the weekend between 8 am to 5 pm. This is a chance for everyone to visit their nearest registration booth and do the right thing.
Municipal councils play a critical role in service delivery to citizens and communities hence, voting in local government elections will ensure that your voice is heard and that democracy is supported.
The registration process is not only open for first-time voters, it’s also an opportunity for citizens who have relocated or changed their address to re-register and be eligible to vote. While voters who are already registered to vote from previous elections can confirm their registration by:
- Going online on the Electoral Commission website.
- Downloading the IEC mobile app and entering their ID number.
- Calling the IEC contact centre on 0800 11 8000.
- Sending an SMS to 32810.
- Going to their local IEC office.
Citizens who do not register to vote will not be able to vote. Let us all exercise our democratic right by heading over to the polls. It is up to us to choose our leaders of tomorrow.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.