The Independent Electoral Commission says even though it would only be announced at a later stage, if the local Government elections will go ahead on 27 October, it is still ready and prepared to host the elections, as was originally planned.
The Commission this week announced the appointment of an Elections Review Panel – to be headed by the former Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke – to investigate and report back on if the elections should go ahead later this year.
IEC chair-person, Glen Mashinini says the panel would consult with political parties, health authorities and other role-players before making a decision on the matter.
Mashinini says the decision of the panel would be announced in due course.
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- IEC to employ technology to help voters register for 2021 elections.
- Registration for this year’s local government elections scheduled for 17 & 18 July.
- Voters will be able to register on 17 and 18 July at specially set up points in their wards for the upcoming local government elections.
The Electoral Commission has appointed former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead a process to evaluate the impact of #Covid19 on conditions conducive for the holding of free & fair #Elections2021. More info at https://t.co/BHAP6djLqP pic.twitter.com/TPjHz61ecP
— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) May 20, 2021
IEC has new machines to detect possible double voting https://t.co/RoNcUgDKQL
— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) May 19, 2021