JOHANNESBURG – The Independent Electoral Commission is trying to reach out to voters via SMS, in an effort to update and enhance the voters’ roll.
Close to 5,3-million registered voters, whose address details are currently not available on the voters’ roll, have been contacted.
The IEC is now hoping to reach the 1,6-million voters for whom it doesn’t have phone numbers.
The Constitutional Court ruled in November last year that voters’ addresses were essential to ensure correct voting districts.
Voting stations are open for registration this weekend.