The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) advises citizens wishing to cast a special vote in the by-election of Ward 11 in the Ngwathe Municipality on 14 November to apply in time. Voters can apply at any local IEC office from 29 October to 2 November. Voters are advised to take their identity document (ID), a smartcard ID, or a valid temporary ID certificate when applying to cast special votes.Applications can also be done online via the IEC’s website, www.elections. org.za. Once voters have applied online, they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome when their application has been processed. Voters can apply via cellphone by sending an SMS with their identity number to 32249 (charged at R1).