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Municipal Elections

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Enactment of Local Government: Municipal Electoral Amendment Act, 2016

Act no. 1 of 2016
The key amendments include; amending the definition of “identity document” to include smart-card identification documents, providing for the electronic submission of candidate nomination documents, providing for electronic payments of electoral deposits , providing for the notification of relevant parties where a candidate appears on more than one list – and allowing an opportunity for the parties to change this and allowing for voters to receive a new ballot paper where they have made an error or changed their minds before depositing it in the ballot box.
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Local Government: Municipal Electoral Regulations - 2011 amendment

This amendment covers changes to the regulations concerning election deposits, the appointment of agents and new regulations regarding special votes. It also includes changes to the prescribed forms.
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Local Government: Municipal Electoral Amendment Act, 2010

This amendment to the Municipal Electoral Act covers the election timetable; nomination of candidates; central payments of deposits; presiding officers altering boundaries of voting stations if necessary; numbers of party agents at a voting station; assistance of voters; special votes; the powers and functions of the Electoral Commission and the Electoral Court in relation to the determination and declaration of the result of an election; and objections material to the result of an election.
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Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act

(Act No. 20 of 2002)
Amends the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, to enable a member of a municipal council to remain a member of that council even if they move to another party or their party subdivides or merges with another party; provides for the convening of meetings after the composition of a municipal council has changed; provides for the reconstitution of metropolitan subcouncils; provides for special measures for the application of Schedule 6A to the Constitution; and further regulates the submission of lists of candidates.
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Local Government: Municipal Electoral Regulations

Regulations covering parties contesting elections, party lists and deposit; ward candidates; voting stations, officers, agents and observers; accreditation of observers and voter education providers; voting and counting; general provisions; code of conduct for accredited observers; code for accredited voter education providers.
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Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act

(Act No. 27 of 1998)
Provides for criteria and procedures for the determination of municipal boundaries by an independent authority
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Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act

(Act No. 27 of 2000)
Regulates municipal elections and amends certain laws
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Local Government: Municipal Structures Act

(Act No.117 of 1998)
Provides for the establishment of municipalities in accordance with the requirements relating to categories and types of municipality; establishes criteria for determining the category of municipality to be established in an area; defines the types of municipality that may be established within each category; provides for an appropriate division of functions and powers between categories of municipality; regulates the internal systems, structures and office-bearers of municipalities; and provides for appropriate electoral systems
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