Municipal ward by-elections on 11 November 2020

Municipal ward by-elections on 11 November 2020

When: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Where: 96 wards countrywide


By-elections are scheduled to take place in 96 wards across 461 voting districts nationwide on 11 November 2020. By-elections have not been held since March 2020 following the declaration of a National State of Disaster and the imposition of the lockdown restrictions intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus.Since then, 96 ward vacancies in 56 municipalities have occurred including two dissolved councils in the Northern Cape where PR candidates must also be elected (9 PR seats in Phokwane and 3 PR seats in Renosterberg.To clear the backlog, the Electoral Commission plans to hold all vacant ward by-elections simultaneously on 11 November 2020.By-elections are scheduled in all nine provinces across 461 voting districts affected over 600 000 registered voters.The by-elections will be held under strict new 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 and exit 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. To see if you need vote on 11 November, please check your registration status at or SMS your ID number to 32810.

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