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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 9 - State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy

Electoral Commission

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.