South Africans in the diaspora will vote on April 25 from the country’s 121 foreign embassies while local voters will get their chance on May 8.
The application deadline for diaspora voting was Wednesday, a record total of 30 532 South Africans applied to vote abroad of these 29 334 were approved.
In 2014 the Electoral Commission received 27 899 applications to vote outside the country of which 26 716 were approved and a total of 18 446 actually voted in the election.
Registered diaspora voters by region
|Region||Registered diaspora voters|
|North America||2 196|