The constituency registrar must remove a person from the roll if he or she is satisfied that a voter registered on a voters roll:
The disqualification for absence for a period of 12 months absence will not apply to the following persons and spouses of:
However, the constituency registrar may not remove the name of a voter in terms of these provisions unless he or she has first published his or
her intention to do so in a newspaper circulating in the area of the voter's last known address and sent to the voter's last known address a written
notice of objection addressed to the voter, to which a form of notice of appeal has been annexed.
There are various other provisions of the Electoral Act that will apply to these removal provisions. These provisions relate to constituency registrar's power to take objection to the when he or she has reason to believe that a person is not qualified to be on the electoral roll. Under these provisions the constituency registrar must send a letter of objection to the person concerned with the form that will allow the person to lodge an appeal against the impending removal of that person's name from the roll. Unless that person appeals within 7 days or the constituency registrar withdraws his or her objection on the basis of representations made by the person, the voter's name will be struck off the roll. The appeal will be heard by a designated magistrate who may refer the matter for determination by a judge in chambers. These provisions will apply, with any necessary changes, to removal from the roll in terms of section 33 of the Act.