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Can you vote at any voting station? Yes, you can, but…

2019 elections spoiled ballot votingYou should vote at the voting station you registered at, but if you are not in your district, you can still vote. Here’s what you need to know.

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Elections are here. Voting from abroad and special votes
have already taken place. But, for the majority of South Africans, 8 May is the
day on which we’ll all head to the polls.

It’s a hotly contested election with a record number of voters registered to make their mark.

Helpful reading

How to find your voting station for the elections

What time voting stations open and close

FAQs ranging from “is election day a public holiday”

South Africa election results: How the country voted from 1994 to 2019

Where to vote can be a bit confusing, especially with so many
voting stations across the country. Many people wonder if they can go and vote
at any voting station. The simple answer is yes. The longer answer is, it’s
complicated.

Read on for an explanation.

You must be registered to vote

Please remember that you must be a registered voter in South Africa in order to vote. To confirm that your name is on the voters’ roll, and to find out which voting station you’re registered at, check your voter registration status online, SMS your ID number to 32810 (costs R1 per SMS), or check on our mobile app. We have a guide to finding your voting station here.

You need to vote at the voting station where you’re
registered to vote. Please check your voter registration status to find out
which voting station you’re registered to vote at.

But if you’re away from your registered voting district

Here’s what the IEC said in a Tweet and how they explain
what is needed to vote at a different voting station to where you registered.

However, if you’re outside your voting district on Election
Day, you may vote at another voting station in South Africa (use the Voting
Station Finder to find your correct station).

If you’re outside the province where you’re registered,
you’ll only be able to vote in the national election and not the provincial
election.

 You may be required
to provide proof of registration (application sticker pasted in your ID when
you applied for registration) if the zip-zip scanner is unable to verify your
registration. You’ll also have to complete a form (VEC 4) at the voting
station.

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