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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...

Electoral Commission set to resume by-elections
2020/09/18 12:57:38 PM
The Electoral Commission plans to clear the backlog of all outstanding by-elections on 11 November 2020. The scheduling of by-elections in 96 wards in 56 municipalities follows the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the country is to move...

Electoral Commission begins series of webinars to foster understanding on different types of electoral systems
2020/08/06 4:57:57 PM
The Electoral Commission today hosted a webinar for members of the National Political Party Liaison Committee (NPLC) aimed at furthering knowledge and understanding of the various families of electoral systems in use around the world. The webinar was intended...

Electoral Commission remains on track to hold municipal elections within the Constitutional timeframe next year
2020/06/16 12:44:19 PM
The Electoral Commission has noted media reports that ascribe to it, an alleged proposal to postpone the Municipal Elections intended to be conducted in 2021. To the extent that these reports attribute the postponement of elections beyond the constitutionally...

Electoral Commission stands ready to assist Parliament in revising the electoral system and legislation following Constitutional Court judgment
2020/06/11 12:39:45 PM
The Electoral Commission notes the judgment of the Constitutional Court declaring the Electoral Act unconstitutional in so far as it requires candidates to contest national and provincial elections only as a member of a political party. “The Electoral...

Electoral Court extends postponement of by-elections
2020/06/11 12:28:05 PM
The Electoral Court today extended the postponement of by-elections it had previously granted due to the on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of the Court Order dated 19 March 2020, the by-election ought to have proceeded...

Electoral Court postpones further by-elections due to COVID-19
2020/05/05 9:33:53 AM
The Electoral Commission welcomes the decision by the Electoral Court to postpone by-elections scheduled for June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Electoral Court today granted the application of the Electoral Commission to postpone the by-elections scheduled...

Electoral Court grants by-elections postponement due to coronavirus
2020/03/19 2:27:48 PM
The Electoral Commission welcomes the decision by the Electoral Court to postpone all scheduled by-elections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Electoral Court today granted the urgent application of the Electoral Commission to postpone the by-elections scheduled...

Electoral Commission to ask Electoral Court for postponement of by-elections due to coronavirus
2020/03/16 12:14:13 PM
The Electoral Commission will urgently approach the Electoral Court to postpone all scheduled by-elections as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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