Political parties, independent candidates to sign Electoral Code of Conduct

Political parties, independent candidates to sign Electoral Code of Conduct

Political parties, independent candidates to sign Electoral Code of Conduct

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will on Thursday host the signing ceremony of the Electoral Code of Conduct by political parties and independent candidates contesting the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
This, according to the Commission, is a special ceremony in which contestants publicly pledge to adhere to the Electoral Code of Conduct.
The Commission will also host a public draw that will determine the order of contesting parties on the various ballot papers.
Last month, the Commission made available the lists of names of independent and political party candidates available for inspection at its national office, at all its nine provincial offices and at local municipal offices.
Parties intending to contest the elections were given an opportunity to revise their lists and inform the commission if they had nominated candidates who also appeared on the list of another party or who were nominated as independent candidates.
In all, there were 42 candidates appearing on more than one party list implicating 39 parties. Furthermore, one candidate was nominated as an independent candidate and also appeared on a list of a party.
The final list of candidates contesting the elections will be published by the Commission on 10 April 2024.
Voters are reminded that they may only vote at a voting station in which they are registered.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in February that South Africa will head to the polls on 29 May 2024 for the General National and Provincial Elections. – SAnews.gov.za

Edwin
Wed, 04/03/2024 – 09:46

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