It’s time to cast your vote!
The 3rd of August is less than 24 hours away. The upcoming Local Government Elections are the most important elections since 1994, and voters will have to make a crucial choice: more of the same, where 24 000 jobs were lost in the first quarter of 2016 in Johannesburg, corruption is rampant (The City of Johannesburg spent R959-million on unauthorised expenditure‚ R79.6-million on irregular expenditure), or is it time to vote in a new government that will bring change to create jobs, deliver better services, provide an honest government, and stop corruption?! Johannesburg contributes 16% to the country’s GDP, and with an adjusted growth rate of 0%, Johannesburg plays a pivotal role in getting South Africa out of this growth slump.
Polls conducted by IPSOS have shown that the DA and the ANC are neck and neck in the race to govern the city. It is therefore of utmost importance for every single person in Johannesburg, and you to exercise your democratic right, and vote for the government of your choosing.
On 3 August, you will receive two ballot papers. On the ward ballot you will vote for the candidate you would like to have as your ward councillor. Ward councillors represent the 135 wards in the City of Johannesburg, and make up 50% of the city council. On the PR ballot, you vote for the party of your choosing. Parties can then appoint councillors according to the amount of votes they got throughout the city, to fill up the other 135 seats. It is therefore of utmost importance to cast your vote, even if you feel you live in a “safe ward”.
Some important information to keep in mind:
- You can vote with your barcoded ID Document, ID Smartcard, or a temporary ID (not more than 2 months old)
- You do not need a proof of residence
- Make sure both your ballot papers are stamped. Without the stamp, your ballot will not be counted
- Voting stations will be open from 07:00, and will close at 19:00
- It is illegal to take a photograph of your ballot paper
The voting stations in ward 86 are:
- Geref. Kerk, Greymont. 2nd Road, Greymont
- Laerskool Esperanza. Stonewall Street, Newlands
- Genl Christian De Wet Primary School. Victoria Road, Sophiatown
- Hoërskool Die Burger. Exhibition Road, White Ridge
- Geref. Kerk, Quellerina. Sneeu Street, Quellerina
- Arthur Matthews Primary School. CNR Ontdekkers & Die Oupad, Maraisburg
If you are uncertain of where to vote, SMS your ID number to 32711.
Or visit the site we made to check your registration status.
For more information on the LGE in Ward 86, please contact the DA candidate for ward 86, Philip Kruger on 083 225 4223, or email firstname.lastname@example.org