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Elections timetable published

2014-02-27 15:16

The Electoral Commission on Wednesday held a meeting with the National Party Liaison Committee (NPLC) to consult on the Election Timetable to be used in the 2014 National and Provincial Elections (NPE).

Following this consultative process, the Electoral Commission is now in a position to publish the Election Timetable, setting the dates and deadlines for various aspects of the upcoming national and provincial elections including the submission of party candidate lists, objections to candidates, applications for special votes and notifications by overseas voters.

The Election Timetable covers the key legal requirements to be met by voters, political parties and the Electoral Commission over the 70 days leading up to the 7 May 2014 elections. The Election Timetable was published in a special Government Gazette and is available on the IEC website

Among the key dates set by the Election Timetable are the following:
25 February 2014 - 08:00-00:00 (Midnight)  
Opening of submission of VEC10 notifications by voters who intend to vote outside of South Africa (online at
Opening of submission of candidate lists and deposits by contesting parties
Closing of the Voters’ roll for national and provincial election
12 March 2014 - 17:00   
Deadline for submission of VEC10 notifications
Deadline for submission of candidate lists and deposits by contesting parties to Election House in Centurion
1 April 2014 - 17:00   
Deadline for objections to candidate lists
7 April 2014 - 08:00
Opening date for submission of special votes applications
17 April 2014 - 17:00
Deadline for submission of special votes applications
30  April 2014 - TBC
Casting of votes by overseas voters at SA missions abroad
5 May 2014 - 09:00 - 17:00
Casting of special votes
6 May 2014 - 09:00 - 17:00
Casting of special votes
7 May 2014 - 07:00 - 21:00
Election Day

Voters who need more information on the upcoming elections, such as confirmation of their registration details and voting station locations, should contact the IEC on 0800 11 8000 or visit the IEC website at Voters who want to know whether they are registered and where they should vote can also send an SMS with their ID number to 32810.


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