The Electoral Amendment Act 2013 gives all South African citizens the right to register and vote abroad (national elections only).
Registration out of country will take place at all Embassies, Consulates-General and High Commissions as designated on the DIRCO website.
Citizens can check whether they are registered on the voters’ roll via the website of the Electoral Commission (EC) at:
If registered inside South Africa then it is not necessary to register again abroad.
In order to be eligible to vote abroad, the voter will have to inform the Chief Electoral Officer via the completion of an online VEC10 of their intention to vote outside of the country. The online VEC10 will only be available on the website at www.elections.org.za from the date that the NPE2019 election is proclaimed, for a 15 day period.
- Read more: Independent Electoral Commission Communique 01 – 14 March 2018
- Electoral Commission, Application for Registration as a voter: REC1-OC Nov 2013