Record number of voting applications received in foreign missions

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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
Africa 2 868
Asia 7 174
Europe 14 838
North America 2 196
Oceania 2 133
South America 125
Total 29 334

 

The top 10 foreign missions with the most applications are:

Mission Approved applicants
London 9 084
Dubai 1 542
The Hague 1 355
Canberra 1 195
Abu Dhabi 1 061
Wellington 927
Dublin 817
Kinshasa 797
New York 605
Doha 566

 

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