29 October 2013
|Advocate Pansy Tlakula|
Today was the
officially launch of the 2014 National and Provincial Elections in the Western Cape.
Chairperson of the
Independent Electoral Commission Pansy Tlakula said for the IEC the most
important and critical thing is to ensure that these elections are fair
credible especially as next year marks 20 years of democracy.
Tlakula said it is
important that the IEC complies with the law and ensure outmost transparency of
our processes be it voting at the voting station or be it counting the votes it
must be done properly.
“I think the
credibility of the elections is not only measured by one process but is
measured by a whole lot of processes to ensure that indeed the outcome is
credible” Tlakula added.
Cape Electoral Officer Courtney Sampson said to date there are currently 36
registered political parties in the province.
|Rev Courtney Sampson|
Sampson added that
the IEC’s concern is the low percentage of young people registered to
Courtney Sampson said they are working with the Department of Basic Education
to see what can be done to try and incorporate democracy into the school
Sampson said the
IEC is engaging with the Department of Basic Education in regards with this
weekend will be on the 09-10 of November 2013 targeted at first time voters and
people who have changed addresses.
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