Youth participation in 2024 polls still a concern as registration weekend looms

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Ahead of the IEC’s voter registration weekend, various organisations have been adopting creative means to get the country’s youth to participate in the fast-approaching 2024 general elections.

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JOHANNESBURG - As the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) gears up for registration weekend ahead of the fast-approaching general elections in 2024, concern over youth participation remains.

Various organisations are now organising free concerts and developing mobile apps to effectively share information and engage the youth. “Our job as civil society going into the 2024 election is to be on the side of the voter, and the first part of that is empowering the voter with the opportunity to register.”

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