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Ward to be contested in municipal by-elections on 8 March 2017
2017/01/18 09:56:12 AM
A municipal ward by-election will take place in the Mpumalanga province on Wednesday 8 March 2017. Voting will take place in Ward 11 in MP316 Dr JS Moroka Municipality at the following voting stations:  Voting District/Station...

Registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 1 March 2017
2016/12/07 08:56:08 AM
Two municipal ward by-elections are scheduled to take place in the Eastern Cape and the Free State on Wednesday 1 March 2017.The Electoral Commission urges all registered and potential voters in the affected wards to ensure their registration details and addresses are up to date by visiting the voting stations listed below this weekend Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December from 08h00 to 17h00. ...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 30 November 2016
2016/12/01 09:21:45 AM
The African National Congress won both wards in the by-elections contested in KwaZulu-Natal province yesterday. The results saw the party retaining the wards they won in the 2016 Municipal Elections in August. ...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 30 November 2016
2016/11/28 03:28:08 PM
Two municipal ward by-elections will take place in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, 30 November 2016....

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 9 November 2016
2016/11/10 09:48:39 AM
The African National Congress wonthirteen wards and the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters wonone seat each in the by-elections contested in six provinces yesterday. The results saw all partiesretaining the wards they won in the 2016...

Registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-elections on 1 February 2017
2016/11/09 11:52:38 AM
Three municipal ward by-elections are scheduled to take place in the Free State and the Western Cape on Wednesday 1 February 2017. In terms of the Constitutional Court ruling of 14 June 2016, the Electoral Commission is...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 09 November 2016
2016/11/07 02:47:12 PM
Fifteen municipal ward by-elections will take place in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Western Cape on Wednesday, 09 November 2016. The by-elections are being contested by 66 candidates representing 16 political parties and 2 independent candidates....

Wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 30 November 2016
2016/10/05 04:09:17 PM
Municipal ward by-elections will take place in two wards in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday 30 November 2016. By-elections will be held in the following wards/voting districts: Ward 31 in KZN282 – uMhlathuze with 4 387 registered voters...

Wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 9 November 2016
2016/10/05 04:02:30 PM
A total of 15 wards in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Western Cape Municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Western Cape on Wednesday...

SCAM ALERT: IEC Electronic Voting Study
2016/08/16 11:03:58 AM
16 August 2016 Centurion – The Electoral Commission urges voters to be on the lookout for and wary of an email scam which seeks to solicit personal information from voters (commonly known as “phishing”) – allegedly as part...

Concluding remarks by Vice-Chairperson Terry Tselane at announcement of results for 2016 Municipal Elections
2016/08/06 07:15:00 PM
Good evening The Electoral Commission is mandated by our Constitution to manageelections, ensure these are free and fair and to announce the results in asshort a period as is reasonably possible. ...

Chairperson Glen Mashinini announces results for 2016 Municipal Elections
2016/08/06 07:10:00 PM
Introduction When we launched the 2016 Municipal Elections campaign in January this year, I said these elections would be a litmus test for both the Electoral Commission and South Africa. At that time many questions...

Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya on the announcement of results for 2016 Municipal Elections
2016/08/06 07:00:00 PM
Welcome and introduction It is myhonour and privilege to welcome you all to the official announcement of theresults of the 2016 Municipal Elections. Therehave been many times over the...

Election progress report 4 August 2016 @11h00
2016/08/04 11:00:00 AM
Election progress report 4 August 2016 @11h00 National Results Operations Centre, Tshwane –  The Electoral Commission is pleased to report that counting of votes has been completed in all but a handful of voting...

Voting gets underway in 2016 Municipal Elections
2016/08/03 11:00:00 AM
3 August 2016 @11h00 National Results Operations Centre, Tshwane –  Voting in the 2016 Municipal Elections got off to a smooth and timely start at almost all voting stations early today. The vast...

Everything on track for Election Day
2016/08/02 06:00:00 PM
National Results Operations Centre, Tshwane – The Electoral Commission is confident that all preparations are in place for a free, fair and peaceful 2016 Municipal Election. ...

Special voting underway in 2016 Municipal Elections
2016/08/01 04:49:58 PM
National Results Operations Centre, Tshwane – The first votes in the 2016 Municipal Elections were cast from 08h00 today as voters who had applied for special votes began casting their ballots at voting stations and home visits around the country....

Unlawful removal of ballots from a delivery vehicle
2016/07/29 03:22:52 PM
The Electoral Commission is aware of an incident which occurred last night in Dobsonville Soweto in which boxes containing ballot papers for next week’s election were stolen from a delivery vehicle. The Electoral Commission has established that the boxes contained...

Launch of the National Results Operations Centre: Speech from the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mr Glen Mashinini
2016/07/27 03:01:58 PM
Introduction Every election is a watershed moment in a country’s history.  Each is a turning point in the political, economic and social trajectory of a country.  Some elections signal slow and subtle change others lead to more seismic and dramatic...

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