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Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996

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51 of 1996

The Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996 intends:

  • to make provision for the establishment and composition of an Electoral Commission to manage elections for national, provincial and local legislative bodies and referenda; and
  • to make provision for the establishment and composition and the powers, duties and functions of an Electoral Court; and
  • to provide for matters in connection therewith.


17 October 1996, except Section 24 (Gazette 17513 of 17 October 1996)