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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.