A special vote allows a registered voter who can’t vote at their voting station on election day to vote on 30/31 Oct. Here is how to apply.
The Electoral Commission said registration for special votes is open from the 20th of September to the 4th of October.
The IEC has urged eligible voters to go and register to minimise long queues and crowding on the day of elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The local government elections will take place on the 1st of November.
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The special vote allows a registered voter who can’t vote at their voting station on election day to apply to vote on a predetermined day before election day.
By law, special votes can only be cast on the dates specified in the election timetable, and no exceptions can be made.
You can apply if you:
To check that you’re registered and to find out where you’re registered, you can:
By law, you can apply for a special vote if you:
If you can’t vote at your voting station on election day, you can apply to cast a special vote at your voting station on the predetermined date only, as per the election timetable, in one of the following ways:
You will receive an SMS notifying you of the outcome once your application has been processed, but you can also check the status of your special vote application online.