At 21h00 (SAT) this evening, South Africans living in Wellington, New Zealand, will cast the first votes in the 2014 general election. The last overseas voting station will close at 06h00 (SAT) on Thursday 1 May, in Los Angeles, USA. This makes for a marathon 33 hour ‘voting day’.
The Democratic Alliance wishes all South Africans well who are casting their votes from abroad. Our team of volunteers from DA Abroad branches around the world are ready for a great day of voting. DA Abroad volunteers will be present at voting stations in London, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, Canberra and other major centres.
In this historic 5th democratic election, every single vote will count. Our message to overseas voters is that your vote can make history! You can use the power of your vote to choose a government that will cut corruption, grow the economy, and create real jobs. Vote for a better future for South Africa. Vote DA!
We encourage every South African living abroad who is registered to vote and who has submitted a VEC10 form, to please go out and vote between 07h00 and 21h00 at their respective foreign missions. In order to vote, South Africans must present both their South African barcoded ID documents, Temporary Identity Certificates or ID smart cards and their valid SA passport.
If you experience any difficulty or require any assistance in casting your ballot, please contact the DA’s call centre on +27 87 023 0230 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tweet about your overseas voting experience using #VoteHomeSA or #VoteDA.
Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance
Source : Democratic Alliance