South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission, established in 1993, is the permanent body created by the South African Constitution to manage free and fair elections at all levels of government. The Commission is selected through an inclusive process.
It provides a range of election related material on its website including electoral timetables, laws and regulations, and annual reports and strategic documents. It also makes available the results data (in a machine-readable format) for every election since 1994 and allows voters to check their registration and voting location.
Its Municipal Demarcation Board provides information related to drawing electoral boundaries and must report annually to the national and each state legislature on its activities.
Countries this example relates to…
- Establish a legal framework for impartiality, effectiveness and transparency in elections
- Make available information related to electoral processes
- Make election related data available proactively