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Electoral Laws Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2021

Long title


To amend - the Electoral Commission Act, 1996, so as to insert certain definitions; to streamline the provisions for the registration of political parties; to provide for the registration of parties in respect of particular provinces, district and metropolitan municipalities and to repeal provisions relating to registration of parties in respect of particular local municipalities; to repeal obsolete provisions;  Electoral Act, 1998, so as to insert certain definitions; to delete the provisions regarding public access to the voters’ roll; to update references to repealed legislation; to amend provisions allowing voters to vote in a voting district where they are not registered; to amend provisions relating to the submission of lists of candidates; to amend provisions relating to special votes in elections for the National Assembly; to amend provisions relating to the procedure concerning provisional results and voting materials; to provide for the limited applicability of the Code; to amend Schedule 3; and Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act, 2000, so as to insert and delete certain definitions; to amend the requirements for parties contesting elections by way of party lists and for a ward candidate to contest elections; to authorise the Commission to prescribe a different voting procedure for those voters whose names appear on the voters’ roll, without addresses; to amend provisions relating to the effect of certain irregularities, and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 51 of 1996...
2. Amendment of section 12 of Act 51 of 1996
3. Amendment of section 15 of Act 51 of 1996...
4. Repeal of section 15A of Act 51 of 1996...
5. Amendment of section 16 of Act 51 of 1996...
6. Amendment of section 23 of Act 51 of 1996
7. Amendment of section 1 of Act 73 of 1998...
8. Amendment of section 16 of Act 73 of 1998...
9. Substitution of section 24A of Act 73 of 1998...
10. Amendment of section 27 of Act 73 of 1998
11. Amendment of section 28 of Act 73 of 1998...
12. Amendment of section 30 of Act 73 of 1998
13. Amendment of section 33 of Act 73 of 1998...
14. Amendment of section 50 of Act 73 of 1998
15. Amendment of section 99 of Act 73 of 1998
16. Amendment of Schedule 3 to Act 73 of 1998
17. Amendment of section 1 of Act 27 of 2000...
18. Amendment of section 14 of Act 27 of 2000...
19. Amendment of section 17 of Act 27 of 2000...
20. Amendment of section 47 of Act 27 of 2000
21. Amendment of section 84 of Act 27 of 2000
22. Substitution of section 87 of Act 27 of 2000
23. Short title and commencement
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