General: Election Insurance Tips

<img src="rsa flag.jpg" alt="RSA flag" width="138" height="92">

Election Insurance Tips: General Elections 2014 South Africa

With the date of the 2014 General Elections drawing closer, we all have to make sure that we are registered and recorded on the voting register. The following Election Insurance Tips will aid you in getting registered, as well as supply you with valuable information on how to best prevent being a victim of crime when queuing at the polls.

Where to register

Register at your voting station on either 8 or 9 February between 8am and 5pm. To find out where your correct voting station is situated, call 0800 11 8000 (Mon to Fri from 8am to 5pm) or consult the online voting station map supplied by the IEC.

What documents are needed to register?

You have to register in person and present either of the following valid documents:

  • South African, green, bar-coded ID book,
  • Smartcard ID
  • Temporary Identity Certificate (TIC) if you don’t have an ID book

How to find out if you are registered

  • Check your voter registration details online
  • Call the IEC call centre on 0800 11 8000 (toll-free from a landline)
  • Check at your voting station during the registration weekend
  • Check at your local Municipal Electoral Office during office hours

Please Note: It may take up to 7 working days for your application to be processed.

<img src="Voting.jpg" alt="Voting" width="113" height="113">

Election Insurance Tips: Parking your car

The following tips may prevent you from having to submit an insurance claim due to theft, damage or break-in regarding your parked car.

At all times, try to park your car as close as possible to the voting station. Avoid areas where suspect characters may be lurking.

Try to vote as early as possible, and during daylight hours. If car guards are available, park as close to them as possible. When voting after dark, park as close to streetlights as possible. Make sure your car is securely locked before you walk away.

Election Insurance Tips: Personal Possessions

Avoid having to submit insurance claims due to theft, damage or robbery when you follow these tips.

Do not leave any personal possessions on the seats of your car, where it may be visible. Rather lock these items away in the boot of your car. Avoid taking valuable possessions with you. Leave your laptop at home and keep your handbag or briefcase close to your body.

Election Insurance Tips: Personal Safety

Do not get involved in heated discussions or debates. Rather mind your own business, vote as quickly as possible and get back to your car. Unaccompanied female voters should ask a security guard to walk them to their car after dark if the car is not parked close by.

We trust that these tips will keep you safe and assist you in enjoying a positive and enjoyable Elections 2014 process.

More interesting General Insurance Information and tips:

The Basics of Liability Insurance

Top 6 Life Insurance Myths

How to reduce your Insurance premiums


REF: IEC (Electoral Commission of South Africa)