The Electoral Commission Act states that when there is a vacancy for a commissioner that needs to be filled, an appointment process in accordance with the Act should be undertaken. During the period of 04-06 February, the office of the Chief Justice published notices in the media calling for nominations of interested persons to fill the vacancy in the Electoral Commission. The closing date for submission of nominations was set for 15 February 2022 and later extended to 25 February 2022 (This was after My Vote Counts (MVC) and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution wrote to the Office of the Chief Justice requesting an extension to the deadline, reasons for this are covered in this report). Click on the link below to download the pdf report.

MVC IEC Commissioner Appointment Process Report 2022