It’s official! South Africans abroad will cast their vote on Saturday, 27 April (Yes, we got weekend voting!).
What better way to celebrate our country’s democracy than casting our vote on Freedom Day?
Now all you need to do in order to cast your vote abroad is complete the VEC10 form and tell the IEC where you intend to vote abroad.
To vote abroad submit your VEC10 form on the IEC website today!
You must submit the VEC10 form no later than 13 March 2019 at midnight (UTC+02:00).
The VEC10 is an important form that ALL South Africans abroad will have to submit to the IEC to tell them that they plan to vote overseas and at which voting station they plan to vote. It will only be available for 15 days. Don’t miss the deadline!
- If you are registered abroad to vote you must still complete the VEC10 form.
- If you submitted a VEC10 form in a previous election you will need to submit it again ahead of the 2019 election.
- Even if you are registered to vote and have all the necessary documentation, you will NOT be allowed to vote if you have not completed the VEC10 form by the deadline.
In order to vote you must 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 foreign mission on the 27th April 2019.
If you are registered to vote in South Africa, you don’t need to re-register in order to vote abroad, because you will tell the IEC that you plan to vote abroad when you submit the VEC10 form. If you are not registered it is no longer possible to do so.
Got a question about voting abroad in the 2019 South African election? Read our FAQs.
We will also be hosting a Facebook livestream on the 27 February to answer all your questions about overseas voting. Details on our Facebook page
Finally, please help us spread the word by inviting every South African you know to this Facebook event for overseas voting day on the 27 April: https://www.facebook.com/events/494339004428008/
Map of SA Foreign Missions Operating as Voting Stations
Please visit the Dept. of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) for the latest contact details for each SA foreign mission.