ANC welcomes decision by Constitutional Court to dismiss DA’s application to set aside IEC’s decision to amend the electoral timetable to allow candidate registration.
Constitutional Court’s judgment vindicates the position taken by the ANC that the right of citizens to vote is inextricably linked to their right to stand for public office. It also confirms the correctness of the support given to the IEC’s decision by the ACDP, AIC, Al Jama-ah, COPE, FF Plus, Good, PAC and the UDM. We call upon the DA to refrain from further attacks on the integrity of the judiciary and the IEC.
ANC’s National Spokesperson, Pule Mabe, thanked citizens for using the open registration weekend to register to vote.
Voter registration for local government elections continues online at http://registertovote.elections.org.za until midnight on Monday, 20 September 2021.
Citizens can also register at the offices of Municipal Electoral Officers until 17h00.
ANC stated it was ready to register all its candidates by Tuesday, 21 September 2021. “Our candidates have been selected through a rigorous, democratic and participatory process involving communities in the choice of who should represent them in local government, the sphere of government closest to the people,” announced Pule Mabe.
Different political parties members are called to observe the Electoral Code of Conduct, and also exercise maximum tolerance as they campaign for local government elections on 1 November 2021.