A total of 30 532 voters have applied to cast their votes in the national elections at one of South Africa’s 121 foreign missions, the Electoral Commission announced on Thursday.
The applications were received by Wednesday’s deadline, to vote abroad by submitting a VEC 10 form, and of these 29 334 were approved.
In 2014, the Electoral Commission received 27 899 applications to vote outside the country of which 26 716 were approved and a total of 18 446 actually voted in the election.
Voters whose applications have been approved will vote at the foreign mission indicated on Saturday 27 April 2019 between 07H00 and 19H00.
They are required to present their South African ID document (either a green barcoded ID, a smartcard ID or a valid temporary ID certificate) and their valid passport.
The breakdown of approved applications per region is as follows:
|Region||Total approved applications|
|North America||2 196|
The top 10 foreign missions with the most applications are:
|The Hague||1 355|
|Abu Dhabi||1 061|