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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....

Partnerships, collaboration vital in addressing opportunities and threats of social media to electoral democracy
2020/03/05 3:21:36 PM
Cape Town – A multi-faceted and inclusive approach is needed in order to harness the power and to mitigate the risks presented by digital and social media to the integrity of elections....

138 political parties face deregistration
2020/02/28 8:59:29 AM
The Electoral Commission has identified 138 political parties for deregistration should they not inform the Commission in writing of their intention to remain registered by 31 March 2020. In terms of Section 15(6) of the Electoral Act, read...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 26 February 2020
2020/02/27 9:35:30 AM
 In the by-elections contested yesterday, 26 February 2020, the African National Congress (ANC) retained two seats and won one seat over the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) retained one seat won in the 2016 Municipal...

Media Advisory: Social Media and Elections Conference 2 – 5 March 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre
2020/02/26 9:21:31 AM
The Electoral Commission of South Africa in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa is hosting a conference for African election management bodies on the impact of social media on the integrity of elections at...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 26 February 2020
2020/02/24 4:20:48 PM
Four municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape provinces on Wednesday, 26 February 2020. The by-elections will be contested by 15 candidates from nine (9) political parties.   ...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-elections on 8 April 2020
2020/02/14 3:10:10 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for six (6) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Free State, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, 8 April 2020. Voting stations in the wards listed below will...

Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 18 March 2020
2020/02/07 3:18:51 PM
Voter registration will be held this weekend for ten (10) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Voting stations in the wards...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 5 February 2020
2020/02/06 10:42:31 AM
In the by-elections contested yesterday, 5 February 2020, the African National Congress (ANC) retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections in ward 55 in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Ntombizodwa Nyati is the new ANC...

Northern Cape by-elections postponed following high court ruling
2020/02/05 10:35:41 AM
The Gauteng High Court (South Division) has interdicted by-elections in ward 1 and ward 7 in the Phokwane Municipality (NC094). The by elections were scheduled to take place today following the expulsion by the African National Congress (ANC) of...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 5 February 2020
2020/02/04 11:34:51 AM
Three municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern and Northern Cape provinces tomorrow, 5 February 2020. The by-elections will be contested by two (2) independent candidates and eight (8) candidates from four (4) political parties.  ...

Joint colloquium between the Information Regulator and the Electoral Commission: 30 January 2020
2020/01/29 9:54:01 AM
The Electoral Commission and the Information Regulator are to hold a joint colloquium on Thursday 30 January 2020 to discuss the impact of the Protection of Personal Information Act on election legislation, regulations and processes in a bid to...

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