South African citizens who are absent from the Republic of South Africa on voting day and wish to cast their vote for the National Election 2014 in Australia, must have their name on the voters’ roll and have notified the IEC of their intention to vote abroad by 12th March 2014, as communicated earlier.
Citizens are kindly requested to check their VEC 10 notification status on IEC website: www.elections.org.za.
Voting will take place at the South African High Commission in Canberra. The High Commission is located on the corner of State Circle and Rhodes Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600.
Voting at the High Commission will take place on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 from 07h00 to 21h00.
South African citizens will need to come in person to the High Commission in Canberra. They must bring with them their green bar-coded ID book or smartcard ID or valid Temporary Identity Certificate and their valid South African passport or temporary passport.
Please be advised that if a person’s name is not on the voter’s list in Canberra and if he / she is unable to produce his / her ID document or Temporary Identity Certificate or smart card and a valid South African passport, they will be unable to cast their vote on the day.
The South African High Commission in Canberra sympathizes with those South African citizens who are required to travel to Canberra to cast their vote and encourages every South African citizen to exercise their democratic right to vote.
For any further enquiries, please phone: +61 (02) 6272 7300 during working hours or visit the IEC website: www.elections.org.za.
Normal consular operations will be suspended during election hours.