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The Electoral Commission is a permanent body created by the Constitution to manage free and fair elections at all levels of government. Although publicly funded and accountable to parliament, we are independent of the government.

Obligations of the Electoral Commission

In terms of Section 190 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (PDF - 1.65 MB), we must -

  • manage elections of national, provincial and municipal legislative bodies;
  • ensure that those elections are free and fair; 

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  • declare the results of those elections; and
  • compile and maintain a voters' roll.

Duties

Section 5 of the Electoral Commission Act, 1996 (PDF - 183 KB) requires that we:

  • compile and maintain a register of parties;
  • undertake and promote research into electoral matters;
  • develop and promote the development of electoral expertise and technology in all spheres of government;
  • continuously review electoral laws and proposed electoral laws, and make recommendations;
  • promote voter education;
  • declare the results of elections for national, provincial and municipal legislative bodies within seven days; and
  • appoint appropriate public administrations in any sphere of government to conduct elections when necessary.

 

General Requirements for Applicants

  • Applicants for the above position/s should not have a high party political profile.
  • Successful candidates will be required to enter into performance contracts.
  • Should applicants be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).'

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  • All applications must include:
    • a covering letter that clearly indicates the relevant reference number of the post and your employee number (permanent employees) as it appears on your salary advice;
    • a recent, updated comprehensive curriculum vitae; and
    • certified copies of all qualification documents and identity documents.
  • Failure to attach the relevant reference number and to submit the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
  • Please note that recommended candidates will undergo risk assessments, including inter alia the verification of curricula vitae, all qualifications, criminal and credit assessments and appointments will only be made upon positive verification thereof.
  • All appointments are subject to a probation period of twelve months.
  • The Electoral Commission will only correspond with short-listed candidates.
  • The Electoral Commission is under no obligation to fill the position/s and reserves the right not to make any appointment in the above post/s. Although advertised, positions may thus either be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of transfer or deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery.

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Interested in joining the Electoral Commission?

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to the following position/s in the administration of the Electoral Commission, a state institution established by Chapter 9 of the Constitution. The Electoral Commission is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is the Electoral Commission’s intention to promote equity through meeting its numerical targets as contained in its approved Employment Equity Plan. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to internal applicants (permanent employees) of the Electoral Commission.

Interested applicants should: 

Click here for the latest Electoral Commission vacancies

or check out other Electoral Commission opportunites below

  1. Electoral Commission Internship Programmes

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How To Apply

Interested applicants should: 

Click here for the latest Electoral Commission vacancies

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