IEC says it’s on track for local govt elections

There are just over a hundred days until the next local government elections. But a possible spike in coronavirus infections, and the pace of the vaccination programme, mean an exact date is yet to be determined. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs told Parliament that several scenarios are being discussed. By law, the […]

IEC plans one voter registration weekend due to budget cuts

Budget cuts have compelled the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to hold one voter registration weekend instead of two ahead of the municipal elections to be held between August and November. This was revealed by chief electoral commissioner Sy Mamabolo when he briefed the co-operative governance and traditional affairs portfolio committee on Tuesday night. We all […]

Fewer young voters registered – IEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revealed that it was losing about 35 000 registered voters monthly from the voters roll while it was registering fewer young voters. If you look at 2019 and March (2021) figures, there has been a significant increase on a monthly basis. There is an average of 35 000 voters […]

IEC warns public against fake online election committee job ads

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is warning the public to guard against fake and fraudulent online job advertainments using its name to obtain personal information from desperate job seekers. An ad widely circulated on social media states that an “election committee” has announced 50,000 vacancies for young people. But the IEC said there […]

IEC closely monitoring coronavirus developments in lead up to 2021 elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is moving forward with plans to prepare for next year’s local government elections but has put in place plans in case the coronavirus not being contained. This comes after the IEC postponed several by-elections across the country after the outbreak of Covid-19. IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said yesterday […]

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Smaller parties threaten court action against IEC

Smaller political parties have voiced their concern about the voting process. BREAKING around 15 political parties including the ATM, Land PARTY, ACM say they will file court papers this week to challenge the #SAElections2019 — Aldrin Sampear (@AldrinSampear) May 9, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The parties are disputing the election results. This follows among other issues, reports […]

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IEC to determine impact of double voting on elections

The IEC is conducting an audit to determine the impact double voting has had on the election results. Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says it’s an assurance measure. He was speaking at a briefing in Pretoria this afternoon. The IEC has has confirmed that twenty people have been arrested for double voting in KwaZulu-Natal. This […]

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IEC confirms 20 arrested for double voting in KZN: #SAElections2019

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that twenty people have been arrested for double voting. This after reports of voters who have attempted or apparently been able to remove the indelible ink on their thumbs. The indelible ink is one of a number of security checks and safeguards built into the election […]