ELECTIONSELECTORAL ACT 24 OF 1992
[ASSENTED TO 28 AUGUST 1992] [DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 31 AUGUST 1992]
(Signed by the President)
as amended by
Electoral Amendment Act 23 of 1994Local Authorities Amendment Act 3 of 1997Electoral Amendment Act 30 of 1998(as amended by the Electoral Amendment Act 11 of 1999)Electoral Amendment Act 19 of 1999Electoral Amendment Act 20 of 2002Electoral Amendment Act 7 of 2003
NB. Section 15 of the Electoral Amendment Act 30 of 1998 provides that the word"officer", wherever it occurs in this Act and if it refers to a person employed by thePublic Service in any capacity, shall be substituted by the expression "staff member".Please note that this amendment has not been made or annotated as it is not clear from the context whether the "officer" referred to in each instance is a member of thePublic Service.ACTTo provide for the election of persons to the office of President, as members of theNational Assembly, regional councils and local authority councils; the establishmentof an electoral commission and its powers, duties and functions; the registration of voters and of political parties; the conduct of such elections; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONSPART IINTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1Definitions2Application of Act
PART IIELECTORAL COMMISSION
3Establishment of Electoral Commission4Duties and functions of Commission5Constitution of the Commission and establishment of the Selection Committee6Committees of Commission7Term of office and conditions of service of members of Commission8Vacation of office and filling of vacancies9Meetings of Commission and decisions10Reports by Commission11Establishment of Directorate of Elections and appointment of Director 12......
PART IIIREGISTRATION OF VOTERS
13Persons entitled to register as voters14Appointment of supervisors of registration, registration officers and assistants15General registration of voters16Application for registration as voter 17Rejection of incompleted application form18Refusal to register applicant19Appeal against refusal to register 20Registration of applicant21Preparation and publication of provisional voters' registers22Objections against name of person included in provisional voters' register 23Statement of case for decision by judge24Cancellation of voter registration card invalidated by magistrate's allowing objection