IEC to target first-time voters in registration drive for October polls

The Independent Electoral Commission said that it would begin planning the local government elections, which will take place on 27 October 2021, following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement.

FILE: IEC chief electoral officer Simon Mamabulo addresses those gathered at the IEC ROC for the election results. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Electoral Commission said that it would begin planning the local government elections, which will take place on 27 October 2021, following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement.

It said that there would only be one voter registration weekend this year.

CEO Sy Mamabolo said that they would target first time voters.

"Other key preparations will include finalising candidate nominations for wards, PR lists for the more than 10,000 seats to be contested for the 205 local municipalities, 8 metropolitan municipalities and 44 district councils."

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