The National and Provincial elections take place every 5 years. The outcome of the election determines which political party will govern the country and how many seats each party will have in Parliament. Similarly, these elections also determine which of the political parties will govern each of the 9 provinces.
This year, as a registered voter, you'll be able to vote on Wednesday, 8 May 2019, between 7am and 9pm. The day is a public holiday to allow you to cast your vote.
Your vote counts!
Voting is your chance to have your voice heard, and is the one of the biggest ways you can contribute to our active democracy.
To vote in the elections, you first need to be registered on the Voters' Roll. You'll then be able to vote at the voting station in the area that you're registered in.
The voting process works as follows:
If you're physically disabled or visually impaired, you can choose someone to help you at the voting station. The Presiding Officer can also help you cast your vote, but an observer and, if available, 2 agents from different parties must be present.
For more information, contact the provincial IEC office: