Elections 2014: Expats to vote tomorrow

IEC's Kate Bapela said people were notified about procedures and it's all systems go for tomorrow.

IEC's Kate Bapela said people were notified about procedures and it's all systems go for tomorrow. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said it will investigate claims that some South Africans living abroad may not be able to vote tomorrow.

It's been reported that hundreds of expats won't be able to cast their ballots because of miscommunication by the International Relations Department and the IEC over voting forms.

International relations said that's not true, adding that people were notified about procedures and the IEC's Kate Bapela said it's all systems go for tomorrow.

"The communication was clear to voters as we sent information to them and it was also available on our website and we also communicated on various news websites around the world."

The Department of International Relations said voting will go ahead for South Africans living abroad.

Department spokesperson Clayson Monyela said eligible voters were notified by the IEC of the correct procedures to follow.

"Where people didn't get information, the IEC will investigate what happened. But as far as we are concerned, the information that people needed to get in order for them to qualify to vote was communicated."

South Africans go to the polls on 7 May.