ANC Limpopo aims to reach out to un-registered voters

ANC Limpopo aims to reach out to un-registered voters

7 November 2013

The ANC in Limpopo is replicating its efforts in ensuring that its supporters will register to vote during this weekend of 9-10 November 2013. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will conduct registration for the 2014 General elections. The date of the 2014 general elections is still to be announced by the State President.

According to the 2012 Census report, the Limpopo Province had a total of 3 004 831 eligible voters, with only 2 311 895 appearing on the national voter roll. There is a total of 700 000 people in the Province, who are not on the voters roll, to be registered for the 2014 general elections. The ANC will ensure that the remaining 23% is encouraged to exercise their democratic right to vote.

To date over a 100 000 (111 562) households have been visited, in the Limpopo Province, through the door-to-door campaigning and lobbying to garner more votes for the 2014 elections. Coupled to these endeavours, the ID Campaign is also in full swing for the 32 269 adults who are currently without Identity Documents in the Province.The ANC in Limpopo calls upon all eligible voters who are not in possession of copies of their ID books to contact their nearest branch of the Home Affairs Department to apply for their documents to be able to exercise their democratic right during next year`s elections.

Our research indicates that the majority of people born in the new democratic dispensation `born frees` Mandela children had not registered to vote. The ANC in Limpopo predicts a positive voter turnout and calls for Youth to register in numbers. We predict a positive voter turnout and an increased interest in the 2014 general election by the people of Limpopo.

Issued by
Joy Matshoge
PTT Secretary

Sipho Dikgale
Cell: 076 406 7414