The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it now has complete addresses of 73 percent of people on the voters roll. Picture: ANA Reporter

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has launched an online portal to support its efforts to capture the addresses of over 26 million registered voters before 30 June 2018.

This comes after the Constitutional Court ordered the IEC last year, to correctly capture the addresses of all registered voters on the voters' roll before the 2019 general elections.

The portal named MyIEC online, lets you update your address manually or using the internet to pinpoint your location. Previously, voters had to got to the IEC offices or wait for the voter registration period to do this but now can do this anywhere with internet access. 

It’s important to update your physical address because you’re only allowed to vote in the voting station nearest to your location. “The My IEC platform is secure, easy to use and providing your address will only take a few minutes,” said Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo.

To assist those who may not be able to afford data, the IEC said it has has engaged mobile service providers to assist in reducing costs. For those with no internet access at all, the IEC is engaging the National Treasury to assist with funding for more initiatives.

“So far the Treasury has made a R180 million available to us which will assist us in carrying through our initiatives,” said Mamabolo.

Are u a registered voter? To vote where u live & make it count, u need to check & confirm your address! Visit https://t.co/7FpSCpcZuX pic.twitter.com/VH2hEqzCII

Click, check, confirm! It's that quick to ensure we have your correct address on the voters' roll at https://t.co/7FpSCpcZuX pic.twitter.com/2jY1bDpXB0

[Listen] The MyIEC online campaign allows voters to log onto the IEC website to update and capture their addresses. https://t.co/tU0DvumEew

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE