Young South Africans register to vote

Voter registration stations all around Kouga saw a steady stream of voters who either registered to vote for the first time, changed their voting station or simply came to check if they are eligible to vote in the 2014 elections.

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The Independent Electoral Commission says it will soon decide whether to hold a second round of voter registration.

South Africans will know on Wednesday how many new voters have registered for the 2014 general election.

The IEC said that more than one million people visited its 22 000 voter registration centres on Saturday.

The weekend registration drive closed on Sunday night and indications are that about 75 % of people who registered are younger than 30.

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It says early trends were that approximately 40% were new registrations, 49% were applicant changing registration details from one voting district to another and 11% were applicant re-registering in the same voting district.

The commission says people who qualify to vote will still be able to register before the elections.

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Jeffreys Bay residents can visit the IEC office in Humansdorp to register if they missed the opportunity this past weekend.

The office can be found at the old Country Club.

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