Electoral Laws Amendment Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 29 January 2021)

NCOP Security and Justice

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 elab@parliament.gov.za 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certain definitions; to delete the provisions regarding public access to the voters’ roll; to update references to repealed legislation; to amend provisions allowing voters to vote in a voting district where they are not registered; to amend provisions relating to the submission of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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Enquiries must be directed to Mr Z Rento at zrento@parliament.gov.za and Tel: 083 707 2188