Media Statement: Service delivery Watchdog concerned about the in accurate disposal of Ballot boxes papers

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Municipal Elections 2016 Logo – Source:Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

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

, email mailto:info@municipality-watchdog.co.za or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ballot Boxes  with spoilt ballots and election material laying scattered in Koedoe Park, Rant en Dal, Krugersdorp (Mogale City) Source: Janine Viljoen (Krugersdorp News)
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Ballot boxes with their seals intact lying scattered and was found in Port Elizabeth – Source: Deon Van Tonder (Facebook)
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Ballot boxes with their seals intact lying scattered  and was found in Port Elizabeth – Source: Deon Van Tonder (Facebook)

 

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