• Short Summary

    Some South Africans will be out of the country on Oct 5, the day when people all over the Union and South West Africa go to the polls and decide whether or not the country will become a Republic.

  • Description

    Some South Africans will be out of the country on Oct 5, the day when people all over the Union and South West Africa go to the polls and decide whether or not the country will become a Republic. In most cases they will be able to register their vote by post. For those who will be at sea at the time arrangements have been made for them to register their vote before they leave.

    In Cape Town, South Africa's largest port, a commissioner of oaths waits aboard the liner. Before casting their votes the passengers are asked to sign an affidavit. Two witnesses are required to sign the ballot which is then sealed in the presence of the voter.

    On Oct. 5, the seal will be broken by the Returning Officer in the area in which the voter lives and the vote will be recorded. So far passengers have been eager to make use of the scheme. Observers think the referendum will bring more voters to the polling stations than ever before in the history of South Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVV7R7J41TRJIAOYNSS645P7O
    Media URN:
    VLVADVV7R7J41TRJIAOYNSS645P7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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