South Africans abroad will vote on the 30th of April 2014. In order to cast your vote, you must have submitted a VEC10 form to the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) by midnight (UTC +2:00) on the 12th of March 2014, informing them of your intention to vote abroad and indicating where you would like to vote.
In order to vote you must also be on the voter’s roll, and must have BOTH a valid SA ID book and SA passport. You can only vote in-person at your nearest South African Embassy, High Commission or Consulate on the specific day announced for overseas voting.
As a reminder of why you should vote, and why you should be voting for the DA please watch this special message from DA Leader, Helen Zille.
We receive a lot of emails from South Africans living abroad asking if they can vote in national elections, what they need to do to vote and how they can vote, amongst many other question, so we’ve put together this basic guide to answer all your questions.
Generally we recommend that if you have any specific questions you check out the IEC website (www.elections.org.za), but if you’re still unable to find the answer you’re welcome to email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to help you out.
The questions we answer on this page include:
- Can South Africans living overseas vote in the 2014 general elections?
- When will the elections take place?
- Who can vote?
- How do I know if I’m registered to vote?
- How do I register to vote while living abroad?
- What if I registered abroad, but am going to be back in SA to vote?
- Where will I vote?
- How does the IEC know that I’m going to vote abroad?
- Can I vote with my passport?
- be a South African citizen;
- be at least 18 years old;
- have BOTH your green, bar-coded ID book; smartcard ID; or valid Temporary Identity Certificate; and your valid South African passport or temporary passport.
- be on the voters roll.
- have submitted your VEC10 form to the IEC notifying them of your intention to vote abroad.