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Monday and Tuesday August 1 and 2 are special voting days and the registration for special votes closes on Friday July 8.

The aged, severely ill, pregnant women and those who are not able to vote on Wednesday August 3, can apply for a special vote online, by SMS or at the local IEC office by submitting a MEC35 form. Someone else may deliver your form if the person is not able to. SMS registration only applies to special votes at voting stations so it is not the recommended method for those who are too ill to go to a station. To register for special votes, SMS your ID number to 32249, at the cost of R1.

Once registered, the applicant should receive a confirmation SMS but failing that you can check the status of your application online.