IEC: No official objections to vote yet
Pretoria - There had been no official
objections to the 2011 local government polls by Thursday morning, an IEC
"Remarkably we haven't received any
objections," said electoral manager Stuart Murphy.
There had been a number of complaints -
including the DA's controversial SMS campaign, but in terms of Section 65 of
the Electoral Act, no objections.
However, this could change where results
become extremely close.
In terms of Section 65 of the Electoral Act,
written objections are allowed until 21:00 within two days of the election.
Grounds for objection include a voter being
given too many ballot papers or being refused one, conduct of a voting officer
or party agent, irregularities or inaccuracies in sorting of ballot papers,
counting of votes or determination of results or the verification procedure.
Objections must be directed to the presiding
officer who is obliged to investigate, record a finding, inform the objector of
the decision and keep a record of each objection.