DA and ANC to go at it again as IEC confirms five ECape by-elections in November

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Tuesday confirmed the five municipal ward by-elections that will take place in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday 9 November 2016. By-elections are expected in the KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Western Cape provinces on the same day.

"A total of 15 wards will be contested covering 80 voting districts currently containing 93 145 registered voters," the IEC said.

"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 on 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 IEC said.

By-elections will be held in the following wards/voting districts:

Eastern Cape:

  • Ward 17 in EC121 Mbhashe Municipality with 4 550 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

11650036

NTSINGIZI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11650047

LOWER BUFUMBA SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

11650148

MPAKAMA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11650182

NQAYIYA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11650328

QHINQANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11650452

J.TYALI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11650463

MANZI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11650902

MAGOXO-SENIOR-PRIMARY-SCHOOL

11650913

QINQANA-METHODIST-CHURCH

11650935

MTSHEKELWENI HOUSE

 

  • Ward 11 in EC129 Nkonkobe/Nxuba Municipality with 4 476 registered voters became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor. Registraiton and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

10550023

UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

10950218

YAMALA PRIMARY SCHOOL

10950319

GUBURA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

  • Ward 7 in EC154 Port St Johns Municipality with 4 307 registered voters became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

11640079

NTSIMBINI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11640103

NOMANDI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11640125

MTETELELI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11640462

BUTULO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11640473

MVUME SPRINGS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

 

  • Ward 26 in the EC443 Mbizana Municipality with 3 777 registered voters 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

11750734

ZAMOKUHLE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11751162

THANDABANTU SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

11751836

MOUNT. ZION JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11751847

NOMLACU CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH

11751858

EKUPHUMLENI REFORMED CHURCH

11752040

MZOMTSHA METHODIST CHURCH

11752051

THANDABANTU METHODIST MEMORIAL SOCIETY

 

  • Ward 4 in NMA - Nelson Mandela Bay with 11 538 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

10250031

TEMPORARY VOTING STATION (NEAR GRAVEYARD BY PLAYGROUND GQEBERA TOWNSHIP)

10250042

JOHN MASIZA HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL

10250053

WALMER LOWER PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 7 OCTOBER 2016 TO BE HELD ON 9 NOVEMBER 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, 08h00 to 17h00

9 November:    By-election date

(Note: All deadlines are at 17h00 on the date listed)

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 www.elections.org.za under Contact Us.