Once you are registered to vote you also need to submit a VEC10 form in order to inform the IEC where you intend to vote abroad.
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 every 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 voting day. It is not possible to vote by postal, proxy or electronic voting.
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.
Got a question about voting abroad in the South African general election election? Read our FAQs.
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