ARE YOU READY FOR THE 2016 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS?

  • Municipal elections are held every five years to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing a municipality for the next five years. Municipal councils ensure services that impact the daily lives of citizens in their areas, including water, electricity and sanitation. Brief intro to the 2016 Municipal Elections...

  • Local government in South Africa is made up of municipalities which are run by councils. There are 3 kinds of municipalities: metropolitan municipalities which are big cities; local municipalities which are towns and rural areas; and district municipalities which coordinate local municipalities in a region. More about municipalities...

  • Any party that wants to participate in an election must register with the Electoral Commission. Find out more about how to register a party to contest elections at a municipal level, and how to contest elections and nominate candidates. How to stand for election in the 2016 Municipal Elections...

  • Have you ever wondered what observers are and what they actually do? An observer is a neutral outsider who is present and sees what happens during voting, counting, and the determination and declaration of results, and can tell the world that the process was transparent, free and fair. More about observers...

  • Want to vote in the 2016 Municipal Elections? Find out more about who can register as a voter, when and where to register, and what documents you need to register. If you have moved since the last election, find out when and how to re-register. About registering to vote...

  • By law, the Electoral Commission must publish an election timetable that clearly outlines all the electoral activities that need to take place by specific dates and times to ensure the smooth running of an election. Find out about the key events on the 2016 election timetable.

  • Do you have questions about the upcoming elections and not know where to start? See our list of frequently asked questions and find what you’re looking for.

  • Part of our job of managing a successful election is ensuring that you have all the information you need to be able to register as a voter and vote on voting day. Find out how to contact us.

  • Whether your hands build, teach, care or heal, they are always shaping your future. View our TV ad to see some of the amazing things your hands can do and use your hands to register and vote in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Your future is in your hands.