Although the date for the 2016 municipal election has not yet been announced, the processes leading up to the election are in motion — Registration and re-registration of voters can take place at any time at an office of the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) – our closest one being in Hermanus.
However there will also be two official voter registration weekends IN the Hangklip area, of which the first one will be during the weekend of 5 and 6 March 2016.
It is extremely important that new residents, unregistered residents, as well as first-time voters (the 18 year olds and older who have not net registered or voted), ensure that they are registered in our ward (Hangklip, ward 10). The voter registration will again be facilitated in the Crassula Hall in Betty’s Bay for our three villages, and at the Proteadorp Community Hall for persons residing in Overhills and Proteadorp. (You may employ people from these residential areas in Kleinmond: please be sure to alert them as well!)
Shocking figures released by the IEC last week indicate that in the Western Cape, out of 189 386 young individuals between the ages of 18 and 19, only 10 204 are at this stage registered as voters.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN! AND PLEASE ENCOURAGE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO REGISTER AND TO VOTE: EVERY SINGLE VOTE IS NEEDED!
- You must be registered in the Ward in which you reside (owner or tenant) in order to vote.
- SMS YOUR ID NO. TO 32810 to check your voting status
- Remember Registration weekend 5-6 March.Take ID doc and proof of residence (Municipal rates or such) with you. This should take no longer than 10 mins.
Thank you and kind regards.
Ward Councillor / Wyksraadslid
+27 82 572 2711
+27 28 272 9533