It has come to our attention that there are images being shared on social media, similar to the one below, stating that the South African green bar-coded ID book will be expiring. This information is false and has been disputed by the Dept. of Home Affairs.
In response to this fake message being shared on social media, the Dept. of Home Affairs posted the following tweet on the 20 November 2017:
The IEC website also confirms that you will be able to vote with any of the following valid identification documents: green barcoded ID book, smart-card ID or temporary ID certificate.
For more information on what you need to do to vote in the 2019 National Elections please visit the Overseas Voting section of our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.