Electoral Laws Amendment BillCall for comments opened 17 January 2021 Share this page:
Submissions are now closed (since 29 January 2021)
The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites stakeholders and interested persons to submit written submissions on the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B 22B – 2020].
Comments must be sent to email@example.com by no later than 29 January 2021
The purpose of the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill is to amend the:
• Electoral Commission Act, 1996, so as to insert certain definitions; to streamline the provisions for the registration of political parties; to provide for the registration of parties in respect of particular provinces, district and metropolitan municipalities and to repeal provisions relating to registration of parties in respect of particular local municipalities; to repeal obsolete provisions
• Electoral Act, 1998, so as to insert certain definitions; to delete the provisions regarding public access to the voters’ roll; to update references to repealed legislation; to amend provisions allowing voters to vote in a voting district where they are not registered; to amend provisions relating to the submission of lists of candidates; to amend provisions relating to special votes in elections for the National Assembly; to amend provisions relating to the procedure concerning provisional results and voting materials; to provide for the limited applicability of the Code; to amend Schedule 3; and
• Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act, 2000, so as to insert and delete certain definitions; to amend the requirements for parties contesting elections by way of party lists and for a ward candidate to contest elections; to authorise the Commission to prescribe a different voting procedure for those voters whose names appear on the voters’ roll, without addresses; to amend provisions relating to the effect of certain irregularities • and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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