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Extended voting hours for overseas voters at four missions
2019/04/18 01:36:15 PM
17 April 2019 Centurion – The Commission has agreed to extend voting hours on 27 April 2019 at four foreign missions to accommodate Jewish voters celebrating the Sabbath. Voting will be extended at the following missions: ...

Final day to apply for special votes In South Africa
2019/04/18 12:01:36 PM
17 April 2019 Centurion – Voters who are unable to visit their voting station on election day have just one more day to apply to cast a special vote. The deadline for submission of special vote applications...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 10 April 2019
2019/04/11 10:23:00 AM
During the by-elections contested yesterday in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces, the African National Congress (ANC) retained seven seats and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained five seats and won one seat from...

Commission upholds one, overturns 51 objections against Candidates for National And Provincial Elections 2019
2019/04/09 03:55:48 PM
The Commission has adjudicated objections against candidates nominated to stand for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections, upholding one and overturning all others. The Commission had received 52 written objections by the deadline on 2nd Apri 2019 and one...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 10 April 2019
2019/04/08 03:43:21 PM
Thirteen municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces on Wednesday, 10 April 2019. The by-elections will be contested by fifty two candidates from eleven political parties...

Opening of special vote applications for National and Provincial Elections 2019
2019/04/05 10:04:20 AM
The window period for applications by voters to cast special votes in South Africa’s upcoming National and Provincial Elections opens today and closes on 18 April 2019. There are two categories of special votes cast inside of South...

Electoral Commission postpones commencement of Political Party Funding Act
2019/04/05 09:59:07 AM
The Electoral Commission has decided to postpone the commencement of the first parts of Political Party Funding Act to allow additional time for the finalisation of the regulations and other key preparations. The Commission made the decision after...

Media Accreditation for all Results Operation Centres for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections
2019/04/05 09:50:50 AM
A central accreditation system will be used for the one national and nine provincial results operation centres for the 2019 National and Provincial elections.  Accreditation for all the Results Operation Centres is compulsory and must be done online...

Electoral Commission launches online reporting platform for digital disinformation
2019/04/01 03:19:49 PM
Following a global rise in disinformation especially via digital platforms and its potential impact on elections, the Electoral Commission has launched an innovative online reporting platform for citizens to report instances of alleged digital disinformation. Developed in conjunction...

Objections to candidates nominated for National And Provincial Elections 2019
2019/03/28 04:30:02 PM
Lists of the candidates nominated by political parties to contest the 2019 National and Provincial Elections will from tomorrow be available on the Electoral Commission website for download and scrutiny by the public. In terms of the election...

Results of the Municipal By-Elections held on 27 March 2019
2019/03/28 09:24:58 AM
In the four by-elections contested yesterday in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, the African National Congress (ANC) retained one seat won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, and won one seat, and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained two seats...

2019 National and Provincial Elections: Arrangements for the Results Operation Centres
2019/03/27 10:37:55 AM
Voters will go to the polls on 8 May 2019 to cast their votes in South Africa’s sixth democratic National and Provincial Elections. As was the case with previous elections, the Electoral Commission will establish a national Results...

Clarification of Ballot Paper order for National And Provincial Elections 2019
2019/03/26 04:19:40 PM
The Electoral Commission wishes to clarify the process to determine the order of political parties on the national and provincial ballot papers for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections. The Electoral Act empowers the Commission to determine the...

Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 27 March 2019
2019/03/26 03:26:45 PM
Three municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces on Wednesday, 27 March 2019. The by-elections will be contested by sixteen candidates from eight political parties.   In the...

Voters’ Roll Certified for National and Provincial Elections 2019
2019/03/22 01:33:55 PM
26 756 898 million voters are eligible to cast their votes in the 8 May national and provincial elections following the certification of the voters’ roll. The voters’ roll was certified and published on the Electoral Commission website...

Parties pledge commitment to the Electoral Code Of Conduct
2019/03/22 10:58:33 AM
Leaders and party representatives of the 48 parties contesting this year’s national election gathered today at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand to sign a pledge and commit themselves, their parties, candidates and supporters to conducting themselves in accordance with...

Record number of Political Parties will contest National and Provincial Elections 2019
2019/03/22 10:37:42 AM
Voters will be faced with their biggest choice yet in a national election after a record number of 48 political parties met the legal requirements to contest this year’s elections. This is 19 more parties than contested the...

Record number of applications to vote abroad in National Elections
2019/03/14 10:04:47 AM
 A total of 30 532 voters have applied to cast their vote in the national elections at one of South Africa’s 121 foreign missions. The applications were received by the deadline to submit a notification to vote abroad...

D-Day For Parties Wishing To Contest National And Provincial Elections 2019
2019/03/12 02:06:35 PM
Shortly after 17H00 tomorrow South Africans will know which political parties will be contesting the 8 May national and provincial elections. According to the election timetable, only those registered political parties which have paid their deposits and submitted...

Commencement of Electoral Laws Amendment Act and Revision of Election Timetable
2019/03/07 05:32:58 PM
The Electoral Laws Amendment Act (Act 1 of 2019) has come into effect from 6 March 2019 leading to a slight revision of the election timetable to bring it into line with the amendments....

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