Eastern Cape voter education campaign concludes in Nelson Mandela Bay

JULY 25, 2016

The Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, in collaboration with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), is concluding its province-wide Voter Education Campaign in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Monday - just nine days to the August 3rd ballot.

Members of Parliament (MPs), National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs), Municipality Councillors and representatives are part of the campaign that has already visited various towns to educate the electorate on the importance of participating in the upcoming 2016 Local Government Elections.

"Voter Education campaign is an instrument to enhance public participation as the cornerstone for constitutional democracy. The campaign is an initiative of the Legislature in partnership with the IEC to reach as many people as possible ahead of the coming municipal elections," the Legislature said.

"This initiative took off the ground after an observation has been made of the poor turnout by youth in voting.  Its key focus is encouraging first time voters, influencing the youth and other potential voters to participate maximally in the upcoming local government elections scheduled for 03 August2016. 

"The campaign, which continues until the 25 of July, kicked off in Peddie on 20 June 2016."

Monday will be the last day of the campaign and the events will be held in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality as follows:

  • Date                     : Monday, 25 July 2016
  • Venue                  : Port Elizabeth, Motherwell Shopping Mall
  • Time                     : 10h00

 The other event will be held as follows:

  • Date                     : Monday, 25 July 2016
  • Venue                  : Uitenhage, Kwanobuhle Shopping Mall
  • Time                     : 10h00