Where do I 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, please check your voter registration status online, SMS your ID number to 32810, or check on our mobile app.

National and Provincial Elections

Within South Africa

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.

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 nearest 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.

Outside South Africa

You need to vote at the South African embassy, high commission or consulate-general you selected when you submitted your VEC10 notification of your intention to vote abroad. You must have an approved VEC10 in order to vote outside South Africa. Find out how to register and vote abroad.

Municipal Elections and By-Elections

You can only vote at the voting station where you are registered. Check your voter registration status to find out where your voting station is.

Where is my voting station?

If you are a registered voter, you can find your voting station information by checking your voter registration status.

If you are not registered, and want to register at your correct voting station during a special registration weekend (held in the months before major elections), use our Voting Station Finder to locate your station on a map. Find out how to register.