The Electoral Commission says its new, online voter-registration facility now allows new and existing voters to conveniently register and update their details from the safety of their homes.

Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo says voters can make use of this facility via their computers, mobile phones or tablets.

Mamabolo says this initiative forms part of its commitment to provide greater accessibility and convenience to South African voters.

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The leader of the newly-established Elections Review Panel, former Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, says their decision, on whether the country should continue with its local Government elections in October would be guided and informed by the country’s Constitution.

The Independent Electoral Commission yesterday announced the establishment of the panel, which, through consultations with political parties and health authorities, will decide if it would be wise to green-light the elections while the country is still in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He says the pandemic affected elections in countries across the globe.

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