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Electoral Act
Modified February 04, 2002

Contents

PART II

Election Directorate

4. Appointment and functions of Election Directorate
5. Allowances payable to members of Election Directorate


4 Appointment and functions of Election Directorate  
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(1) There shall be an Election Directorate appointed in terms of this section, which shall be responsible for—

(a) co-ordinating the activities of Ministries and departments of Government in regard to the delimitation of constituencies, the registration of voters, the conduct of polls and all other matters connected with elections; and

(b) giving instructions and making recommendations to—

(i) the Registrar-General in regard to the exercise of his functions under this Act; and

(ii) other persons in the employment of the State or of a local authority for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, proper, free and fair conduct of elections; and

[Subparagraph (ii) as amended by s. 4 of Act 21 of 1997.]

(c) generally, ensuring that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly.

(2) The Election Directorate shall consist of—

(a) a chairman, who shall be appointed by the President for his ability and experience in administration or his professional qualifications or for his suitability otherwise for appointment; and

(b) the Registrar-General; and

(c) not fewer than two nor more than 10 other members, who shall be appointed by the Minister.

(3) The chairman and other members of the Election Directorate appointed in terms of subsection (2) shall hold office for such period as may be fixed on their appointment.

 

5 Allowances payable to members of Election Directorate  TOP

Members of the Election Directorate shall be paid such allowances as may be prescribed.

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