Safety of Citizens Paramount on Election Day

Vision Tactical Media

An election brings about a renewed sense of hope and change for a country, South Africa will experience this on Wednesday when millions are expected to go to the polls to cast their vote in what’s been described as a historic election.

While everyone will be focused on making their mark, the safety of each and every citizen is paramount.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) say they are  prepared and ready to ensure that all communities remain safe during election day.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has also warned those who plan to disrupt the voting process that officers will respond accordingly.

Here Are Some Safety Tips From Vision Tactical To Keep In Mind On Election Day:

  • Pay attention to your surroundings, minimise the amount of time you talk on your cell phone in public places.
  • Reduce or eliminate opportunities that may make you a target.
  • Avoid parking in isolated areas. If you are uncomfortable, ask a security guard to watch you or escort you to your car.
  • Make sure that your car is locked before leaving to go and stand in the queues
  • Keep your valuables out of sight before leaving your vehicle.
  • When standing in the queues make sure that you keep an eye on your handbag or cell phone to prevent someone from pick pocketing you.
  • Before leaving your home, make sure that you have activated your alarm.
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