Lamp posts are burdened with multicolored advert boards with catchy promises and bewildering manifestos as we wait to cast our vote and mark our thumbs in the build-up to the South African National Elections on the 8th of May 2019.
Chatting with a few family and friends, there is still some confusion with regards to tomorrow, so check out the eight points below, and spread the message. In case you missed our recent blog – Xsê make your voice heard on 8 May 2019, give it a read here.
Eights points you need to know
1. This is an important one. Make sure both ballots are stamped on the back. If they are not they will be discarded as spoilt ballots
2. Voting stations open at 7am and close at 9pm
3. Vote at ANY station in South Africa but if you are outside your registered province on the day of the election you will ONLY be issued a national ballot. So if you are away on holiday or business simply find the nearest voting station to where you will be and go cast your vote.
4. You can only vote with a Bar-coded ID Book, New ID Smartcard or a Temporary ID Certificate (TIC)
5. Lost/stolen ID? You can get a Temporary ID Certificate from Home Affairs. This document is issued immediately and is valid for voting. All Home Affairs offices will be open on election day – ONLY to issue these documents.
6. You CANNOT vote with your passport or drivers licence
7. Frail, elderly, disabled and pregnant voters will be given priority in the queue – if someone is too frail to get out of their vehicle, arrangements can be made for them to vote in the car without having to get out.
8. Use a black pen to vote, NOT a pencil.
If you are not sure of where you are registered, you can SMS your ID number to 32810 (R1 per SMS)
Remember, if you do not vote, do not complain!
Source: Douglasdale CPF, thesouthafrica.com (image)