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Where to Vote in South African Elections

July 3, 2019
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Most of the people will get the doubt about where to vote during the elections and how to cast their vote. It will be always better to check and confirm the voter registration status first because it will let you know the things like where your voter registration process is done, your voting station and your name in the voters roll. The Electoral Commission of South Africa is providing different ways and they are, you can check the voter registration status through online, by sending an SMS, by using the voter app, check at your voting station in person, confirm it at the local IEC office. To cast the vote in any elections you must be a registered voter. There are different types of elections in South Africa; they are National Elections, Provincial Elections, Municipal Elections, and By Elections.

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Register to Vote Online   Check Voter Information     Voters Roll 2019        Elections in South Africa

In any type of elections if you are staying in the same place where you got registered for vote then in that case you can cast your vote by visiting the same voting station. If in case if you have moved to the place outside the voting District then in that case you must get registered to vote again. If you are not in the voting District on the Election Day then you can vote through other voting station which is nearby.

Voter Registration Application     Voter Registration Status Check       Address Update on Vote

For example if you are not in the same province on the Election Day then in that case you are not eligible to vote in the provincial elections though you can cast your vote in the National Elections. If you have moved to another province within South Africa then you must get registered to vote with the province where you have shifted. If you don’t change the voter registration from old province to new province then you will not be eligible to vote in the local elections.

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How to Vote            Special Vote Online         Voter Registration Abroad

Where do Overseas Voters cast their Vote in South African Elections?

This is a special case, if you are a Citizen of South Africa but staying abroad and a registered voter while leaving South Africa then in that case if you want to cast your vote in South African Elections then you have to apply for VEC10 to cast your vote. After getting the approved VEC10 then you can vote by visiting the South African Consulate or Embassy where you have submitted your VEC10 request.

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For example if you are not a registered voter while leaving South Africa, you can even register to vote from abroad. The Electoral Commission of South Africa every year from first February to fourth February allows the South African Citizens to Register to Vote worldwide. The only thing you need to do is grab your South African Identity Document and your valid South African Passport and visit South African foreign Mission or high commission or embassy or consulate to get registered to vote.

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