registertovote.elections.org.za | SA Online Voter Registration
South Africa has launched its new online voter registration application portal “registertovote.elections.org.za” which is developed using a Progressive Web Application platform which means it can be used on any device with a browser and it uses less data than most mobile apps because it doesn’t need to be downloaded.
It allows the system to identify and take advantage of specific features on a device. For example, if a camera is detected, the system will suggest the user take a photo of the ID document.
All South African citizens aged 16 years and older in possession of an SA ID (smartcard ID or green barcoded ID book) are permitted to register as voters. Only registered voters aged 18 or older on election day may vote.
Voters can only register in the ward in which they ordinarily reside.
Eligible voters can register using the following steps:
- Go to http://registertovote.elections.org.za
- Click “Register to Vote Now”
- Enter your personal details
- Enter the One-Time Pin sent to your cellphone
- Search for your address, or if you are at home, use the current location on your device
- Take a photo of your ID OR submit a scan of your ID
- You will receive an SMS within 24 hours confirming your successful registration.
- Users who created profiles on the existing “Click, Check, Confirm” platform can use the same login details to access the system.