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Electoral Commission approves election deposit for parties contesting National and Provincial Elections 2019
2019/01/18 10:18:11 AM
The Electoral Commission has approved election deposits for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections of R200 000 for parties wishing to contest national elections and R45 000 per provincial election contested. The amounts are the same as those...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 16 January 2019
2019/01/17 11:31:39 AM
During the by-elections contested yesterday in the Western Cape province, the African National Congress (ANC) retained one seat and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained two seats it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections.  The new councillor for the...

Electoral Commission appeals to family members of prisoners to take their ID documents to them for voter registration
2019/01/17 10:39:59 AM
The Electoral Commission  is to conduct voter registration among offenders incarcerated in South Africa’s prisons over 22 – 23 January 2019 . In preparation for this, the Electoral Commission is appealing to family members in possession of...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 16 January 2019
2019/01/14 04:46:37 PM
Three municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Western Cape province on Wednesday, 16 January 2018. The by-elections will be contested by twelve candidates from five political parties and one independent.   Ward 31 in...

Voter registration this weekend for North West ward to be contested in municipal by-elections on 20 February 2019
2019/01/11 12:55:28 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for one municipal ward by-election scheduled to take place in the North West province on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Voting stations in the ward listed below will be open this...

Results of the municipal by-elections held in Mpumalanga on 8 and 9 January 2019
2019/01/11 10:34:59 AM
Two municipal ward by-elections were held in Mpumalanga this week.  In the by-elections held on 8 January 2019 in Dr JS Moroka Municipality , independent candidate Marks Lucky Ntuli won the seat. The seat was previously held...

Electoral Commission launches National and Provincial Elections 2019
2019/01/10 11:47:49 AM
Centurion – The Electoral Commission has officially launched the 2019 National and Provincial Elections with an innovative communication and education campaign aimed at encouraging South Africa’s youth to register and vote. The campaign was unveiled...

Correction on the statement issued today regarding candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 9 January 2019
2019/01/04 07:43:12 PM
There is only one municipal ward by-election taking place in Mpumalanga province on 9 January 2019, and not four municipal ward by-elections as indicated in the media statement issued earlier today. The other three (3) ward by...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 12 December 2018
2018/12/13 10:22:53 AM
During the by-elections contested yesterday in the Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West and Western Cape provinces, the African National Congress (ANC) retained five seats and won three seats and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained one seat it won in...

Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad in February 2019
2018/12/06 09:47:00 AM
Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad will take place at all South African foreign missions from 1 to 4 February 2019. Registration will take place during office hours at South Africa’s 120 foreign missions, including high...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 5 December 2018
2018/12/06 09:01:03 AM
During the by-elections contested yesterday in the Western Cape, the African National Congress (ANC) retained their seats won in the 2016 Municipal Elections.  The new councillor for the ANC is: • Mxolisi Joseph Ndaba in Ward 9...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 13 February 2019
2018/12/05 04:15:42 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for the municipal ward by-election scheduled to take place in the Northern Cape and Western Cape on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Voting stations in the wards listed below will be...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 5 December 2018
2018/12/03 01:18:42 PM
One municipal ward by-election will take place in the Western Cape province on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. The by-election will be contested by four candidates from four political parties.   Ward 09 in Witzenberg Municipality –...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 30 January 2019
2018/11/30 01:39:14 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for the municipal ward by-election scheduled to take place in the Free State on Wednesday, 30 January 2019. Voting stations in the wards listed below will be open this Saturday,...

Electoral Commission welcomes ruling by the Constitutional Court
2018/11/22 12:16:40 PM
The Electoral Commission welcomes the ruling by the Constitutional Court granting an extension to November 2019 for the Electoral Commission to update the voters’ roll with addresses for all voters....

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 21 November 2018
2018/11/22 11:05:22 AM
During the by-elections contested yesterday in the Eastern Cape, the Free State and the Western Cape, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained their seats won in the 2016 Municipal Elections.  The new councillors...

Electoral Commission signs Memorandum of Understanding with University of South Africa
2018/11/20 09:31:02 AM
The Electoral Commission and the University of South Africa have extended by three-years a Memorandum of Understanding to advance knowledge and skills development in the field of electoral democracy. The MOU was signed today in Pretoria by Electoral...

Electoral Commission to approach Electoral Court for postponement of by-election in Witzenberg Municipality
2018/11/16 04:22:40 PM
The Electoral Commission today decided to urgently approach the Electoral Court to seek a postponement of the by-election in Ward 9 in WC022 – Witzenberg Municipality scheduled for 21 November 2018....

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 8 and 9 January 2019
2018/11/16 01:02:47 PM
Five municipal ward by-elections will take place in Mpumalanga and the Western Cape provinces on Tuesday, 8 January and Wednesday, 9 January 2019. Voting stations listed below will be open this Saturday, 17 November 2018, and...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 21 November 2018
2018/11/15 04:40:30 PM
Six municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, Free State and the Western Cape provinces on Wednesday, 21 November 2018. The by-elections will be contested by five (5) independent candidates and 21 candidates from seven (7)...

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