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Organisation : Electoral Commission of South Africa
Announcement : Municipal By-Elections
Election Date : 9th & 30th November 2016

Website : http://www.gov.za/taxonomy/term/711
Election : http://www.elections.org.za

Municipal By-Elections :

Wards to be contested in municipal by-elections on 30 November 2016
Municipal ward by-elections will take place in two wards in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Related : Electoral Commission Voting Station Finder : www.electionin.org/393.html

By-elections will be held in the following wards/voting districts:
Ward 31 in KZN282 – uMhlathuze with 4 387 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details
43413139 Jabulani Disabled Centre
43413140 Heatonville Farmers Association Hall
43413364 Qhamuka High School
43415805 Ebingoma Primary School
43416884 Ngogodo Primary School
43417919 Kwabiyela Store At Kheyizana Area (Tent)
43418235 Fatima Roman Church
43418257 Macekane Creche

Ward 32 in KZN282 – uMhlathuze with 6 344 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.
Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details
43413162 Ndondwane Primary School
43413375 Macekane Combined Primary School
43413386 Bhekikusasa High School
43415108 Mkhonto High School
43416851 Malongweni Temporal Station (Tent)
43416862 Thandokuhle Creche
43418246 Ubizo Traditional Administrative Council (Tac)
43418268 Zenzele Creche

** In terms of the Constitutional Court ruling of 14 June 2016, the Electoral Commission is required to implement Section 16 (3) of the Electoral Act, which requires that voters’ rolls should contain the address of voters “where available”, for all by-elections following the 2016 Municipal Elections.
** The Electoral Commission will therefore be urging registered voters to ensure their addresses are available and up to date in the coming week via SMS and outreach activities in the affected wards.
** All voting stations in these wards will be open this weekend Saturday 8 October and Sunday 9 October from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow voters the opportunity to verify and update their registration and address details.
** Voters may also check and update their details at their local IEC office during office hours.
** Special voting at voting stations as well as home visits will take place on 29 November 2016 between 08h00 and 17h00.
** Voters interested in casting a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours from 14 to 18 November 2016.
** For more information on these by-elections, including special votes, contact your local Municipal Electoral Officer during office hours.
** Contact details for Municipal Electoral Officers are available on the IEC website at elections.org.za under Contact Us.
** Election timetable for all municipal by-elections called on or before 7 October 2016 to be held on 30 November 2016

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:
28 October: Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates
3 November: Certification of the voters’ roll
4 November: Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates
8 November: Notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents
11 November: Cut-off date and time for party/independent to submit outstanding ward candidate documents
11 November: Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations
14 November: Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward
14 November: Issue certificates to candidates
14 November: Opening of applications for special votes
18 November: Closing of applications for special votes
29 November: Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits (08h00 to 17h00)
30 November: By-election (Voting takes place at voting stations between 07h00 and 21h00)

Wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 9 November 2016 :
** Municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Western Cape on Wednesday 9 November 2016.
** A total of 15 wards will be contested covering 80 voting districts currently containing 93 145 registered voters.
** In terms of the Constitutional Court ruling of 14 June 2016, the Electoral Commission is required to implement Section 16 (3) of the Electoral Act, which requires that voters’ rolls should contain the address of voters “where available”, for all by-elections following the 2016 Municipal Elections.
** The Electoral Commission will therefore be urging registered voters to ensure their addresses are available and up to date in the coming week via SMS, pamphlet drops and outreach activities in the affected wards.
** All voting stations in the affected wards will be open this weekend Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow voters the opportunity to verify and update their registration and address details.
** Voters may also check and update their details at their local IEC office during office hours.
** Special voting at voting stations as well as home visits will take place on 8 November 2016 between 08h00 and 17h00.
** Voters interested in casting a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours from 24 to 28 October 2016.

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:
7 October: Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates
13 October: Certification of the voters’ roll
14 October: Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates
18 October: Notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents
21 October: Cut-off date and time for party/independent to submit outstanding ward candidate documents
21 October: Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations
24 October: Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward
24 October: Issue certificates to candidates
24 October: Opening of applications for special votes
28 October: Closing of applications for special votes
8 November: Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits, 8h00 to 17h00

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