#Election2019 FAQ: Reasons for a national recount

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officers sort and count ballot papers.

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officers sort and count ballot papers.

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JOHANNESBURG - Any candidate amongst the record 48 political parties registered to contest the 2019 elections can lodge an objection for a national recount.

Here's what you need to know.

Q: Reasons for a national recount? 

A: Any interested political party can lodge an objection, in writing, in terms of Section 55 of the Act about proceedings concerning voting and vote counting, which would ultimately impact the final result of the poll. 

The Electoral Commission will then review the objection, notify the objector and any other parties involved in the objection, of the final decision.

If the commission is unable to determine and declare the result of an election within the seven-day period required by Subsection (2), the commission will apply at the Electoral Court for an extension of that period. 

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Source: Independent Electoral Commission

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