Urgent IEC meetings after ConCourt blow

2021-Sep-04   04:07

Urgent IEC meetings after ConCourt blow
IEC convenes an urgent meeting over the weekend
Source: IEC logo /Twitter

- Newsnote Correspondent

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will meet this weekend to decide what the next step is after it failed to convince the Constitutional Court that there's a need to postpone this year's local government elections to February 2022.

The Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the IEC to ensure it holds municipal polls between 27 October and 1 November this year. 

"The implications of the Constitutional Court judgment means that the Commission is now required to ensure that it prepares for an election to be held by 1 November 2021.

"In line with the orders of the Constitutional Court, the Commission will make announcements relating to the electoral programme on Monday," said the IEC in a statement. 

The Commission said a meeting with the National Party Liaison Committee will also be convened on an urgent basis to chart the way forward.

The ConCourt also ordered the IEC to organise a new voter registration weekend to ensure that voters who missed out on registering are given another opportunity.  

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