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IEC received 28 complaints of alleged electoral code violations

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he Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) says it has received 28 complaints relating to alleged violations of the electoral code of conduct, with one ward candidate being disqualified.

“Of these, 20 have so far been resolved through a legal process, mediation and a few closed and withdrawn due to lack of evidence,” CEO Mosotho Moepya said.

“One case was referred to the Electoral Court which on Friday disqualified a ward candidate for Ward 7 in Tshwane. Votes cast for this candidate will not count. The remaining seven cases are under investigation.”

Moepya said the commission would be communicating to the voters from the ward regarding what the next step would be. He however emphasised that it was the candidate who was disqualified and not the party they represented.

Stolen ballots

“It was only the ward candidate who was disqualified and the proportional representation is not affected. The ballot for the municipality will still count,” he said.

On the ballot papers that were stolen in Soweto, Moepya said they had been recovered and they would not affect the election process. He reaffirmed that the matter had been addressed satisfactorily.

“We have dealt with it, police have found the ballots. We are very satisfied that the situation has been handled well. Those ballots, we knew what ballots were affected because of the systems we had in place and we also knew where they were destined,” he said.

“We have made arrangements for replacement ballots. Special voting is taking place there as if nothing has happened. Those ballots will not play any role in these elections.”

Reporting by Karabo Ngoepe

[Source: News24]
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  1. I am very disappointed. I am from Burgersfort, Limpopo. I had checked that in am registered. Was also in roll in 2014 and did vote. This morning me and my husband went to vote. Came there an my name was not in the list. No one could say why or help me. One of the attendents try to phone headoffice but they never came back. There are no scanner to scan my ID. We wait for 30 min but no persone tried to get the probleme solved. When we deside to go, no one ever try to call me back or to inform what must I do!!! I feel very bad and if there is more behind this!!!! I am not the only one that this happend with. While I was waiting another man came and also not on the list but is registerd! I really think this is not n fair proses!!!!! This raised BIG question marks???????!!!!

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