Elections 2014

Elections 2014

South Africa will go to the polls for the fifth democratic elections on 7 May 2014. The day has been declared a special public holiday.

To make sure that you are registered to vote, check your registration status, ward number and voting station location online, or sms your ID number to 32810 (R1 per sms). It is no longer possible to register for the 2014 elections as the election date has been proclaimed.

Special votes

You can apply for a special vote from 7 to 17 April 2014 at any Municipal Electoral Office between 09:00 and 17:00. There are different types of special votes:

  1. Any registered voter who cannot vote at their voting station on Election Day can apply for a special vote. You will only be able to cast a special vote at the voting station where you are registered to vote.
  2. Any registered voter who is pregnant, sick or disabled and cannot travel to his or her voting station may apply for a home visit. These will take place on dates to be determined in the Election Timetable.
  3. Election officials and security officials working in an election may apply for a special vote in the voting district in which they are registered to vote.
  4. Any eligible voter outside of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and who is not a registered voter inside the RSA will need to register to vote abroad at an RSA diplomatic mission.

Dates for special votes

  • 7 April 2014: Opening date for submission of special votes’ applications at local IEC offices
  • 17 April 2014 (17h00): Deadline for submission of special votes’ applications at local IEC offices
  • Mon 5 May 2014  & Tue 6 May 2014: visitation for purposes of casting special votes

Statements and news

General information

Check your voter registration details

  • Those wishing to check whether they appear on the voters’ roll could also SMS their ID numbers to 32810 at a cost of R1.
  • You can also check your details online with the Independent Electoral Commission.

Regulations and legislation

An index of regulations and legislation published in the Government Gazette on the elections:

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