What is it?
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) publishes data on election results, voting stations and party lists which can be downloaded or accessed via an API.
- Download election results in PDF or XLSX format
- Voting stations by province
- Political party lists
- Candidates lists
Why is it Important?
The IEC is an independent entity that manages elections at all levels of government. The data that it publishes is critical for ensuring transparency about who you can vote for, when to vote, where to vote and the results of elections.
How can it be accessed and used?
Election results can be accessed in PDF or XLSX format for national and provincial elections and for municipal or local government elections. To download a bulk set of all results as CSV file select either of these radio buttons on the left: "Downloadable report data" or "Downloadable detailed result".
Municipal by-elections are held throughout the year and timetables are updated through regular pdf notices. The site also posts information on national and provincial timetables.
The candidates proposed by political parties for elections are published by province, for the nearest upcoming elections as a series of pdf notices.
Political party list
Political parties need to register with the IEC to participate in municipal, provincial or national elections; and the status of political parties can be viewed here.
Municipal Election 2016 Voting Numbers (ward level)
Municipal Elections 2016 Candidate List
Resource contact name:Independent Electoral Commission
Creation or start date:2018-11-20
Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14
Spatial coverage South Africa http://www.geonames.org/953987/south-africa.html