Draft Electoral Bill

The purpose of the draft Electoral Bill was to regulate elections for the National Assembly and all provincial legislatures to be elected in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 1993. This document contains versions 2-7 of the draft Bill. The second version includes an explanatory memorandum by the Technical Committee on the Electoral Bill, explaining substantive changes that needed to be made due to comments , suggestions and criticisms made against the first version by members of the Negotiating Council. The second version attempts to address these comments, suggestions and criticisms. Certain changes were made with regards to entitlement to vote, procedures for registering parties, foreign votes and special votes. The third version of the Bill contains the CSIR’s second interim report on the ink and sensors to be used in the April 1994 election. Versions 5 and 6 contain clauses printed in italics. These do not represent final formulations, but reflect the outline proposals adopted by the Task Group. Some clauses are also in italics to indicate that they had not yet been settled by the Technical Committee.
Elections, South Africa