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Elections: Parties must submit ward candidate nominations

Political parties must submit names of ward candidates for the 2016 local government elections by Thursday.

FILE: Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials during voter registration weekend. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - This week marks the deadline for political parties to submit names of ward candidates for the 2016 local government elections.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the cut-off date is Thursday.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says applications can be submitted online.

"We take this opportunity as the Electoral Commission, to urge those who anticipate their nominations be submitted, to ensure that they are submitted by Thursday."

The voters' roll will also be certified and published for inspection by Friday.

South Africans go to the polls on 3 August.

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