On Saturday, 26 June 2021, our historic Candidate Election System will kick into high gear as physical voting stations open across Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. Already, thousands of residents across Gauteng have cast their votes through online voting which began this past Monday.
Our Candidate Election System has, for the first time, given South Africans the power to directly elect the mayoral and ward councillor candidates they want to represent ActionSA on the ballot paper in the upcoming Local Government Elections.
To ensure the safety of every resident choosing to vote at a walk-in station, we have seen to it that every precaution is taken to enforce strict COVID-19 protocols and social distancing. All residents choosing to vote at a walk-in station must wear a mask, practice safe social distancing, and bring their smart ID or green bar-coded book to vote.
Walk-in voting stations will be open from 8am to 5pm on Saturday. Residents across the three metros may also continue to cast their votes online at https://vote.actionsa.org.za/ until Sunday, 27 June 2021, at 23:59.
We are also delighted to have secured the services of Former IEC Commissioner, Terry Tselane, and the Institute of Election Management Services in Africa (IEMSA) to manage our voting process and ensure that voting is free and fair. Various measures have been put in place to ensure the integrity of the system and the final results.
Our communities are gatvol. They are gatvol of corruption, load-shedding, service delivery failures, rising unemployment, crime, cadre deployment and gross incompetence. We call on all South Africans to vote in their numbers and join our fight to bring an end to corruption and poor governance that has robbed millions of South Africans of their access to quality services and access to economic opportunities.
By working together, we can fix cities by electing ethical and competent representatives who will serve residents first.
ActionSA stands ready to provide an alternative to the broken political system that has failed South Africans. We stand ready to assemble a team of South Africans, committed to public service and not the service of political parties, who have the skills, experience and knowledge to achieve our vision for cities that work for all residents.
We look forward to contesting the Local Government Elections on the 27th of October 2021.