LISTEN | 'You've lost your voice if you don't vote' — IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo
“If you don't register to vote, you will lose your voice.”
That's according to Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo.
He was speaking to Sunday Times politics reporter Kgothatso Madisa.
Mamabolo said young people in their 20s are the IEC's primary target as they are often hesitant to vote.
“The people between the ages of 20 to 29 are our primary target because they are not registered to the same extent as other age groups, such as 30 to 39, but if we are successful in getting that age group registered they tend to participate in high proportions,” he said.
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