By Thys Khiba
Bloemfontein – Expressing their wishes the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Provincial Congress Preparatory Committee (PCPC) in the Free State province urged young people who are between the ages of 18 and 35 to visit the voting stations between 18-19 September to register and vote in the upcoming municipal elections taking place on 01 November 2021.
This is after the Constitutional Court ruled that the October local government elections will go ahead as planned or latest on the 1st of November.
“We once more declare our unwavering support for all ward and PR candidates under the age of 35 whom we believe will undoubtedly bring the much needed vigour, commitment and innovative approaches to what are seemingly moribund municipal councils,” said ANCYL FS PCPC Coordinator Xolani Tseletsele .
The ANCYL believes that it is time that young leaders within the ANC should be given a chance to lead as ward and PR councilors.
Speaking about challenges at the local government and municipalities, the ANCYL suggests that more attention, energy and resources must be dedicated to making local government work far more effectively.
“If local government works more effectively and is more transformative, it will contribute significantly to advancing the NDR, but if it does not perform better, our overall transformation will be severely challenged,” said Tseletsele .
Prospective voters can register online (https://registertovote.elections.org.za/Welcome) or visit their nearest voting station with their Identity Document (ID). In terms of voting status, they can SMS their ID number to 32810.
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