The Municipality Watchdog will be writing to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), and demand some clarity after concerns were raised on the disposal of ballot boxes and marked ballot papers after the Local Government Elections on the 3rd August 2016.
This comes after pictures on social media that showed ballot boxes as well as ballot Papers left unattended or discarded at voting stations across the country and that correct disposal procedures were not followed by officials of the IEC.
Presiding officers in charge of this voting stations must be held accountable as the correct procedures was not follows as per the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000.
This practice must be investigated, voters put their trust in the IEC to unsure elections are conducted free and fairly.
Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 267 7099
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