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Overseas Voter Registration Weekend 2019
1 February 2019 - 4 February 2019
Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad will take place at all South African foreign missions from 1 to 4 February 2019.
Registration will take place during office hours at South Africa’s 120 foreign missions, including high commissions, embassies and consulates worldwide. A full list of South Africa’s missions is available on the website of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at http://www.dirco.gov.za/webmissions/index.html.
All South Africa citizens aged 16 and older and in possession of an official South African identity document (either a barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID or a temporary ID certificate) are eligible to register as voters.
Citizens who live abroad must present themselves in person at their nearest South African mission in order to register as voters. In order to apply for registration they will require their South African identity document as well as a valid South African passport.
Citizens living abroad who are already registered to vote – either on the national or international segment of the voters’ roll – don’t need to re-register but will be required to inform the Electoral Commission of their intention to vote outside of the country. (You can check your registration status here: https://www.elections.org.za/content/For-voters/My-voter-registration-details/)
They do so by completing an online form (Notification and Application to CEO for Special Votes Abroad – VEC10) indicating the mission at which they intend voting. This form will be available on the website at http://www.elections.org.za from the date the 2019 national election is proclaimed for a 15-day period.
The date for the election has not yet been confirmed, but is expected to take place between the 7 – 31 May 2019.
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