Municipal by-elections on 1 June 2022

Municipal by-elections on 1 June 2022

When: Wednesday, 01 June 2022 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Where: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga

Description:

Five (5) municipal ward by-elections are scheduled to take place on 1 June 2022.

Voting stations in the wards listed below will be open from 07h00 to 21h00 on 1 June to allow all eligible voters to vote.

Voters should take their identity document (ID) with them – either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID, or a valid Temporary ID Certificate.

Voters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident.


By-elections will be held in the following wards: 


Gauteng:


• Ward 29 Rand West City – GT485, with 3735 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the death of a councillor. Voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station NumberVoting Station Details

33270139 TENT AT VEZINYAWO INFORMAL SETTLEMENT

33270162 TENT AT HOLOMISA NEXT TO SEWERAGE

33270342TENT AT SPOOK TOWN


• Ward 53 City Of Johannesburg – JHB, with 19474 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the death of a councillor. Voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details

32870370 SLOVOVILLE HALL

32870909 METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

32870954 KLIPVALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL

32871315 TENT AT LUFHERENG EXT 5&6

32871359 LUFHERENG SECONDARY SCHOOL

32871450 LUFHERENG PRIMARY SCHOOL

32871517 DOORNKOP HOSTEL HALL                 


KwaZulu-Natal:


• Ward 13 uMvoti – KZN245, with 3723 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the death of a councillor. Voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details

43770382 SANGWENI PRIMARY SCHOOL

43770393 BANGUMUZI PRIMARY SCHOOL

43774959 ZAKHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

43775444 MBUBA COMMUNITY HALL           


Mpumalanga:


• Ward 10 Dr JS Moroka – MP316, with 4156 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the death of a councillor. Voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details

54590047 GAMORWE EDU CARE

54590058 MANTWANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

54590452 ASSEMBLIES OF GOD       


Northern Cape:


• Ward 04 Kareeberg – NC074, with 1381 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the resignation of a councillor. Voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details

30704004 CARNARVON HIGH SCHOOL


Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 31 May 2022 between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 16 and 20 May 2022.

Applications for special votes can also be made online via the IEC’s website, www.elections.org.za. Once voters have applied online they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome when their application has been processed. They can also check the status of their special vote application online at www.elections.org.za.

Voters can also apply for special votes via cellphone by SMSing their identity number to 32245 (Charged at R1). The SMS application facility is only available for those applying to cast a special vote at their voting station and NOT for home visits.


For more information on these by-elections contact your local (municipal) IEC office weekdays during office hours. Contact details for all IEC offices are available on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za under Contact Us.


The by-elections will be held under strict COVID-19 protocols aimed at ensuring the safety of voters, election staff, party agents, observers and other stakeholders. These include implementing strict social distancing practices outside and inside voting stations along with the use of hand sanitisers as voters enter the voting station.

Voters, election staff and all those entering the voting station will be required to wear a mask at all times. Voters are also encouraged to bring their own pens to mark their ballot papers, although pens will be provided and sanitized after each use.


ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 22 APRIL 2022 TO BE HELD ON 1 JUNE 2022


The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:
22 April:              Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates
25 April:             Open inspection voters’ roll for objections 
03 May:              Close inspection voters’ roll for objections
06 May:              Electoral Commission to decide on objections to voters’ roll 
09 May:              Certification of voters’ roll
09 May:              Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates 
10 May:              Cut-off date to notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents 
13 May:              Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations  
13 May:              Cut-off date for party/independent nominator to submit ID copy and/or signed Acceptance of Nomination 
16 May:              Opening of applications for special votes 
16 May:              Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward 
16 May:              Issue certificates to candidates
20 May:              Closing of applications for special votes
31 May:              Special votes at voting stations and special vote hone visits, 08h00 to 17h00
01 June:             By-election date


(Note: All deadlines are at 17h00 on the date listed)



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