The last time I voted was in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape in 2004 so it’ll be incredibly exciting to be queuing in London.
I came to the UK after struggling to find work back home but would like to go back sometime.
That’s why I think it’s so important that I’m allowed to vote even though I’m not in the country at the moment.
We’re going to be electing a government who’re going to serve for the next five years and in that time I may return so why shouldn’t I be able to choose who I’d like to govern?
For me there’s a lot riding on the result and especially in the direction that the country’s going to go.
I have so much hope for South Africa and miss my family a lot who’re all still living in Durban. Of course being in England the thing I miss the most is the sunshine.
– JANELLE SCRIMGEOUR
The above and a few more views are shown in a BBC article about voting abroad that is taking place.
- Shocking expat response: Elections 2009
- Registered Expat voters allowed to vote abroad
- South African? Voting overseas? Follow these 6 steps FAST
- This march in London I support – the right to vote
- Expats get voting in London
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