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Electoral Court grants postponement of March by-elections
2021/02/09 9:03:13 AM
The Electoral Court has authorised the postponement of by-elections scheduled to be held during March due to the continued COVID-19 level 3 lockdown restrictions which prohibit political activities. This brings to 24 the number of ward by-elections which...

Electoral Commission begins final preparations to implement Political Party Funding Act from 1 April 2021
2021/01/29 11:00:08 AM
The Electoral Commission has begun its final phase of preparations to implement the Political Party Funding Act (Act 6 of 2018) from 1 April 2021. This follows the announcement last week by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the coming into...

Electoral Commission welcomes Political Party Funding Act implementation
2021/01/22 11:17:37 AM
The Electoral Commission has noted the signing of a proclamation on the commencement of the Political Party Funding Act, 2018 by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Electoral Commission welcomes the coming into effect of the legislation from 1 April...

Electoral Commission approaches Electoral Court for postponement of by-elections as second wave of COVID-19 sees political gatherings prohibited
2021/01/11 12:20:58 PM
The Electoral Commission has once again approached the Electoral Court to postpone by-elections following the implementation of COVID-19 level 3 lockdown restrictions which have re-introduced prohibitions on political activities. The Electoral Commission is seeking the court’s approval to...

Case of alleged electoral fraud opened in Nkomazi, Mpumalanga
2020/12/10 3:45:38 PM
A case of alleged electoral fraud has been opened with the South African Police Services in the Nkomazi Municipality in Mpumalanga following an incident during the municipal ward by-elections held yesterday (Wednesday 9 December 2020). The case was...

Results of the by-elections held on 9 December 2020
2020/12/10 10:20:19 AM
The Electoral Commission is pleased to announce the results of the 24 by-elections held across 17 municipalities in all nine provinces on 9 December 2020. Results per party: The African National Congress: • retained 12 wards • lost 1...

Everything in place for 9 December by-elections
2020/12/08 9:27:53 AM
The Electoral Commission is pleased to announce that everything is in place and ready for by-elections taking place tomorrow (9 December) in 24 wards across 17 municipalities in all nine provinces. Seventy seven (77) candidates representing 14 political...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 3 February 2021
2020/12/03 3:00:06 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for five (5) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Free State, Gauteng and Limpopo provinces on Wednesday, 3 February 2021. Voting stations in the wards listed below...

Joint media statement on the occasion of handover of 2021 ward boundaries to the Electoral Commission
2020/12/01 12:50:27 PM
In a move to mark the end of the ward delimitation process, the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) has handed over 4 468 final ward boundaries to the Electoral Commission (IEC) in preparation for the 2021 Local Government Elections....

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 9 December 2020
2020/11/27 3:58:24 PM
Ninety five (95) candidates from various political parties will contest the twenty four (24) municipal ward by-elections set to take place in all nine provinces on Wednesday, 9 December 2020....

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 20 January 2021
2020/11/19 1:24:44 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for three (3) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. Voting stations in the wards listed below will be...

Commission upholds ActionSA registration rejection
2020/11/16 11:05:50 AM
The Commission has upheld the decision by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to reject the application for registration as a political party by ActionSA in terms of Section 16 of the Electoral Commission Act (51 of 1996). Having...

Statement on the provisional results of the by-elections held on 11 November 2020
2020/11/12 12:42:33 PM
Introduction: The Electoral Commission is pleased with the successful holding of by-elections across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces yesterday which were overwhelmingly calm, peaceful and smooth. These elections were extraordinary in that they were...

Electoral Commission support Political Party Funding Act, is ready to implement
2020/11/10 10:19:25 AM
The Electoral Commission wishes to reiterate that it fully supports the Political Party Funding Act (Act 6 of 2018) and is ready to implement the legislation once the President announces its implementation date. The funding of political parties...

Statement by the Chief Electoral Officer Mr Sy Mamabolo on readiness for “Super Wednesday” by-elections
2020/11/09 11:29:57 AM
Introduction: The Electoral Commission is pleased to announce that everything is ready and in place for the by-elections taking place in 95 wards across 55 municipalities in all nine provinces on Wednesday this week The...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on
2020/10/29 3:55:08 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 11 November 2020
2020/10/27 12:33:37 PM
CENTURION – Over 440 candidates from 40 political parties are set to contest the by-elections in 95 wards on 11 November 2020. A total of 444 candidates - including 19 independent candidates - were certified as contestants for the...

The Electoral Commission warns of a job scam
2020/10/21 1:43:13 PM
The Electoral Commission of South Africa would like to warn the public about fraudsters using an online job advertisement in the name of the organisation to obtain personal information from unsuspecting job seekers. The Commission warns that the...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-elections on 11 November 2020
2020/09/30 2:14:53 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for the 96 municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in 56 municipalities on Wednesday, 11 November 2020. By-elections are scheduled in all nine provinces across 461 voting districts affecting over 600...

Rejection of political party registration application
2020/09/29 12:00:39 PM
The Electoral Commission has written to ACTIONSA informing the party that its application to be registered as a political party has been rejected. ACTIONSA was informed in writing yesterday of the failure of its application based on the...

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