Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Chapter 9 - State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy
190. Functions of Electoral Commission
1)The Electoral Commission must :
a)manage elections of national, provincial and municipal legislative bodies in accordance with national legislation;
b)ensure that those elections are free and fair; and
c)declare the results of those elections within a period that must be prescribed by national legislation and that is as short as reasonably possible.
2)The Electoral Commission has the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation.