UPDATE: The 2019 elections have been officially proclaimed with the date for overseas voting announced as the 27 April 2019. Voter registration for the 2019 elections is now closed. In order to vote abroad you must submit the VEC10 form on the IEC’s website by 13 March 2019 at midnight (UTC+02:00). Even if you are listed as registered abroad you MUST complete this form or you won’t be able to vote. It only takes 2 minutes!
We encourage each and every South African living abroad to take the following steps to cast your vote and support our country’s democracy.
In order to vote abroad you will need to do the following:
- Check are already registered to vote >> https://www.elections.org.za/content/For-voters/My-voter-registration-details/
- If you are already registered, you don’t need to re-register, even if your registered address is in South Africa.
If you are not already registered then it is no longer possible to do so ahead of the 2019 elections.
- You need to fill in a VEC10 form on the IEC’s website by 13 March 2019 at midnight (UTC+02:00). Even if you are listed as registered abroad you MUST complete this form or you won’t be able to vote. This form tells the IEC where you intend to vote abroad. It only takes 2 minutes!
- Once all these steps have been completed, on election day you can take BOTH your SA ID and passport to vote at your nearest SA foreign mission (South African Embassy, High Commission or General-Consulate). Voting station opening hours are expected to be from 07:00 – 21:00.
Map of SA Foreign Mission Operating as Voting Stations
Please visit the Dept. of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) for the latest contact details for each SA foreign mission.