Polls open abroad as SA expats cast votes

It's Freedom Day in South Africa but South Africans living abroad will make their mark. #eNCA

LONDON – South Africans living abroad have begun casting their votes.

From Auckland in New Zealand to Los Angeles in the United States, around 29,000 South Africans living abroad will make their mark.

South Africans who will be casting their votes should take their South African ID book and South African passport with them.

READ: New coins, stamp issued to mark Freedom Day

Voting hours in London have been extended to 7am-11:30pm.

The Top 10 foreign missions with most voters are; London (9,084), Dubai (1,542), The Hague (1,355), Canberra (1,195), Abu Dhabi (1, 061), Wellington (927), Dublin (817), Kinshasa (797), New York (605) and Doha (566).

South Africans living within the country’s border will head to the polls on 8 May.


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