A special vote allows a registered voter who can't vote at their voting station on election day to apply to vote on a predetermined day before election day.
Special voting in South Africa in the 2019 National and Provincial Elections will take place on Monday 6 May 2019 and Tuesday 7 May 2019, as per the election timetable.
By law, special votes can only be cast on the dates specified in the election timetable and no exceptions can be made.
You can apply if you:
To check that you're registered and to find out where you're registered, you can:
By law, you can apply for a special vote if you:
Applications for 2019 National and Provincial Elections closed on Thursday, 18 April 2019 (midnight - UTC+02:00). The cut-off date is mandated by law and no exceptions can be made.
Remember to vote at the voting station where you are registered and applied for the special vote, either on 6 or 7 May 2019.
If your application for a special vote is successful, you will vote as follows: