We have initiated changes to correct the name error on IEC ballots

The party explained on Sunday that this was an important step in ensuring that the correct procedures are followed, especially given the upcoming by-elections.

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba (left) holds a press conference at the IEC Results Operations Center in Pretoria on November 3, 2021. Photo: Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza / Eywitness News

JOHANNESBURG – After a fierce battle with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) over his name being omitted from the ballot, ActionSA said it initiated changes to correct the anomaly.

The party explained on Sunday that this was an important step in ensuring that the correct procedures are followed, especially given the upcoming by-elections.

The party did not submit its short name to the IEC before local elections leading to white space on the ballot.

ActionSA stressed the importance of having his name on the ballots to ensure they have a fair chance of being identifiable by voters.

National party spokesman Lerato Ngobeni said analysis of the 2021 local elections indicated the party lost 64,000 potential voters due to the mistake.

ActionSA’s notice of the suggested change to include the name was published in the government gazette on Friday.

Ngobeni also said the party was still considering challenging the Election Court’s ruling that rejected its request to have the IEC’s decision to omit the name, but only after the reasons were released.

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