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Electoral Commission Act, No. 51 of 1996

Long title

To make provision for the establishment and composition of an Electoral Commission to manage elections for national, provincial and local legislative bodies and referenda; and to make provision for the establishment and composition and the powers, duties and functions of an Electoral Court; and to provide for matters in connection therewith.


Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF ACT
1. Definitions
2. Application of Act

CHAPTER 2. ELECTORAL COMMISSION
3. Establishment of Commission
4. Objects of Commission
5. Powers, duties and functions of Commission
6. Composition of Commission and appointment of commissioners
7. Terms of office, salary, allowances and benefits, removal from office and suspension of commissioners [...amended by Act 2014_022_007_20140602 - was entitled "Terms of office, conditions of service, removal from office and suspension of commissioners"]
8. Chairperson of Commission
9. Conduct of commissioners
10. Disclosure of conflicting interests
11. Meetings of Commission

CHAPTER 3. ADMINISTRATION, STAFF AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF COMMISSION
12. Administration and staff of Commission
13. Finances and auditing
14. Reports by Commission

CHAPTER 4. REGISTRATION OF PARTIES
15. Registration of parties
15A. Registration of parties for municipal elections [...inserted by Act 2000_027_093_20000711]
16. Prohibition on registration of party under certain circumstances
16A. Change of party's name [...inserted by Act 2003_034_030_20031106]
17. Cancellation of registration of party

CHAPTER 5. ELECTORAL COURT
18. Establishment of Electoral Court
19. Composition of Electoral Court
20. Powers, duties and functions of Electoral Court

CHAPTER 6. GENERAL PROVISIONS
21. Offences and penalties
21A. Restriction on use of name [...inserted by Act 2019_001_005_20190121]
22. Legal proceedings against Commission
23. Regulations
24. Repeal of laws, legal succession and transitional provision
25. Short title and Commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED [s24]
 
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