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5 categories of people eligible to apply for IEC special votes

Applications are open for voters to cast special votes in the 2016 Municipal Elections.

Special voting days for the 2016 Municipal Elections are 1 and 2 August 2016 between 8am and 5pm, including home visits.

This is unlike the normal voting hours on election day which are 7am to 7pm on 3 August 2016.

5 categories of people eligible to apply for IEC special votes:

  • those persons with disabilities who cannot travel to voting stations.
  • women who are heavily pregnant.
  • members of security forces.
  • election officials who will be working on the day.
  • members of the media.

Bapela explains that voters can apply online, via SMS, at their local IEC office, or through the IEC app.

Applications for special votes will close at 5pm on Friday 8 July 2016.

Listen to the full conversation:

To learn more about applying for special votes, click here.


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