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South Africa’s diaspora voting set for April 27 with record number of registered voters #SAElections2019

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

RegionRegistered diaspora voters
Total29 334
Africa2 868
Asia7 174
Europe14 838
North America2 196
Oceania 2 133
South America125
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