South Africans eligible to vote in the local government elections will take to the polls on Monday, the 1st of November 2021, with a voter registration taking place this weekend.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs made the announcement earlier this month.
The date comes after the Constitutional Court dismissed the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) bid to postpone the elections until next year, as per the recommendation of former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke. Applications for special are set to open on September 20 and close on October 4.
What do you need to know about voter registration?
Why do I need to register to vote?
Before you can vote in the November elections, you have to register in the voting district where you live. This is important for municipal elections since you can only vote in the voting district where you are registered as a resident.