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2024 Elections

 

General elections will be held in South Africa on 29 May 2024 to elect a new National Assembly as well as the provincial legislature in each province.

This will be the seventh general election held in the democratic dispensation since the end of the apartheid era in 1994.
 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

WATCH | Explainer video on the 3 ballot papers that will be used for the first time in the 2024 General Election 

 

The three ballot papers explained.

The National Ballot: This ballot will consist of a list of political parties vying for seats for 200 seats in the National Assembly. This ballot will be used to vote for political parties. There are currently 52 parties who will be on this ballot and the configuration will be a dual column.  

The Regional or Province-to-National Ballots: It will have political parties and independents candidates contesting for the seats reserved for each province in the National Assembly. Voters will use this ballot to elect a political party or an independent candidate to represent them in the National Assembly. The number of contestants range from 30 to 44 on regional ballots. The configuration of this ballot is single column.

The Provincial Ballots. This ballot is unique to each province and includes parties and independent candidates competing for seats in each respective provincial legislature. This ballot will allow voters to choose either a political party or an independent candidate to represent them in provincial legislatures. The number of contestants range from 24 to 45 on the provincial legislatures ballots.

The Commission has decided that the design of the ballot papers will be underpinned by the following identifiers:

  • Full registered name of the party
  • The photograph of the registered party leader
  • Registered abbreviated name of the party
  • The registered emblem or symbol of the party

In respect of independent candidate, the ballot papers will have;

  • the name of the independent;
  • the photograph bearing the face of the independent and
  • the word “INDEPENDENT”.

 

SEE more of what is lined up on the road to the polls

Voting abroad in 2024 General Election.

Attention South Africans abroad!  

Voting times are steady at 7AM-7PM for most missions, except for London and Washington.

London Mission: Voting stations open from 7AM-9PM on 18 and 19 May.

Washington Mission: Voting stations open from 7AM-9PM on 18 May.

Verify your voting station address and date here: https://bit.ly/4dv2ujO.

Confirm voting times with your SA mission. #SAelections24 #VoteAbroad

Special Votes information. Can't vote at your voting station on 29 May? Apply for a special vote.
Special Votes information. Apply for your special vote before 3 May 2024.
Home Affairs extended working hours. Home Affairs extends working hours ahead of elections.
IEC chairperson Mosotho Moepya at the KZN election code of conduct signing ceremony. The IEC holds the KZN Electoral Code of Conduct Signing Ceremony.

Parties and independent candidates contesting the #SAelections24 sign the Code Of Conduct.

Special Vote applications open! If infirm, disabled, pregnant, or unable to vote on election day, apply now. #SAelection24.  Apply online: https://bit.ly/4aqp637

SMS ID to 32249 (Voting station only)

Apply at local IEC office during business hours.

  Parties and independent candidates contesting the #SAelections24 sign the Code Of Conduct.

 

 

The final list of voting station addresses for #SAelections24 is now open for inspection. You can find the list on the IEC website at: https://bit.ly/3PXrIgv

Don't forget: Vote where you are registered! It's your democracy, own it!

Travelling during elections? Submit VEC10 by 22 April 2024. Travelling during elections? Submit VEC10 by 22 April 2024.
A VEC 10 form is specifically used by South African citizens who are registered to vote at a voting station in South Africa but will be travelling abroad during the election period. This form allows them to notify the IEC of their intention to vote abroad and is a pre-requisite for casting a special vote while outside the country. A VEC 10 form is specifically used by South African citizens who are registered to vote at a voting station in South Africa but will be travelling abroad during the election period. This form allows them to notify the IEC of their intention to vote abroad and is a pre-requisite for casting a special vote while outside the country.
Know who is vying for your vote. The list of parties and independent candidates contesting #SAelections24 is now available on the IEC website. Find the lists here https://bit.ly/4cQjTTI. Know who is vying for your vote. The list of parties and independent candidates contesting #SAelections24 is now available on the IEC website. Find the lists here https://bit.ly/4cQjTTI. 

 

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