South African Electoral Commission Says October Vote to Go Ahead

South Africa will hold municipal elections in October as planned, and will institute measures to mitigate against the risk of the coronavirus spreading during the voting process, the chairman of the nation’s Independent Electoral Commission said.

The IEC has looked at voting in more than 100 countries and judging from their experience considers it appropriate that the local election can proceed, Glen Mashinini told reporters in Johannesburg.

“The commission is technically ready to deliver the elections,” he said.

Read more: South African Electoral Body Weighs Municipal Vote Delay

©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

BQ Install

Bloomberg Quint

Add BloombergQuint App to Home screen.