South Africa Embassy in Sofia: Communiqué on 2014 General Elections
Following is a Communiqué by the South African Embassy in Sofia regarding Out of Country Voter Registration for the upcoming elections in 2014
The Electoral Act (Act 73 of 1998) as amended provides for the registration of all South Africans citizens who are outside of the Republic when the period of registration is open.
The registration date is determined as December 2013 until 07 February 2014.
South Africans living abroad who are already registered as voters in South Africa do not require to be registered again. They will be able to cast a special vote in the 2014 elections. Voter registration can be verified on the Independent Electoral Commission website under “My voter registration details”.
To apply for registration, applicants must in person submit the completed application form, together with their Green bar-coded identity document, valid Temporary Identity Certificate (TIC - valid for 2 months) or Smart Card and a valid passport to the Special Registration Officer at those foreign missions where registration services will be rendered. Only South African citizens who are not on the voters’ roll are required to register.
To be eligible to register abroad, a person must:
a) Be a South African citizen;
b) Be 16 years of age or older;
c) Possess a valid green bar-coded identity document, a valid Temporary Identity Certificate(valid for 2 months) or Smart Card;
d) Possess a valid South African passport and
e) Submit in person the application form, the identity document and a valid passport to a Special Registration Officer appointed by the Commission for that purpose.
Please note: Only a green bar-coded ID, a valid Temporary Identification Certificate or a Smart Card are accepted for registration purposes. No other document must be accepted.
The Embassy: Sofia, 26 Bacho Kiro Str, 2nd floor, will be open on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) of 18 & 19 January 2014 as well as 25 & 26 January 2014 from 08:00 to 16:00 to assist and accommodate voter registration for the 2014 South African General Elections.
Please contact the Embassy in Sofia for any further assistance at tel:+359 2 939 50 15.
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