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Record-breaking 30K South Africans to vote abroad

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A total of 30,532 South African citizens had applied to cast their votes outside the country, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Friday.

According to the statement, they will cast the ballots at one of the South Africa’s 121 foreign missions on April 27 — more than ten days ahead of May general elections.

“The applications were received by the deadline to submit a notification to vote abroad using a VEC 10 form yesterday [Wednesday]. Of these, 29,334 were approved,” IEC spokeswoman Kate Bapela explained.

Statistics show that the most part of that group — 14,800 SA voters — will confirm their decision in Europe, Asia takes the second place with over 7,000 SA voters there.

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