South Africa

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How is the national electoral register created?
  • Created by the EMB using its own data collection and/or other sources of data
If electoral register is created by the EMB, which method is used?
  • A continuous register (voter data is continuously collected and updated between electoral events)
If electoral register is created by the EMB, what type of technology used for collecting registration data?
  • Scanning technology for processing registration forms (Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) or Optical Character Recognition (OCR))
If the EMB uses technology to collect voter registration data, is biometric data captured and used during registration?
  • No
Is the biometric data used in voter identification at polling stations?
  • No
Is technology used for identifying voters at polling stations (electronic poll books)?
  • Yes, offline/only access to polling station registration data
How technology is used in relation paper voter lists?
  • Technology is used in addition to paper voter lists

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Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
  • No, e-voting is not used currently
If e-voting is currently being used, what type(s) of technology used?
  • Not applicable
If e-voting is currently being used, is it taking place in controlled or uncontrolled environment?
  • Not applicable
If e-voting is currently being used, is it available for all voters or only some groups of voters?
  • Not applicable
If e-voting is NOT currently being used, what is the current status of e-voting in general?
  • E-voting is not used but feasibility studies and/or tests are being carried out (see comments)

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Are official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system?
  • Yes
If official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system, at which level results are entered into an electronic tabulation system?
  • Between polling station level and central level (see comments)
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to establish final results?
  • 2 days
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to announce certified results?
  • 2 days

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Does the country use open source software in electoral processes?
  • Open source systems have been considered, but are not in use
What are the key reasons for or against using open source systems?
  • For: transparency, inclusivity and trust
What types of open source systems have been considered or used?
  • Not specified

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Does the country provide individual online voter registration/polling assignment checks?
  • Yes, confirmation of registration using online interface
  • Yes, assigned polling station using online interface
  • Yes, confirmation of registration using mobile phone
  • Yes, assigned polling station using mobile phone
Does the country publish the statistical overview of voter lists online?
  • Yes, at the national level
Does the country publish full voter registers at the polling station level online?
  • No
Does the country publish full voter registers at the national level online?
  • No
Does the country publish the lists of parties and/or candidates registered for elections online?
  • Yes, machine readable
Does the country publish the election (voting) results online?
  • Yes, machine readable
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of aggregation?
  • Results aggregated at polling station level
  • Results aggregated at municipal level
  • Results aggregated at constituency level
  • National results are published
  • regional level
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of detail?
    If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the timing of publication of results?
    • After availability of final results
    If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, are historical results also available?
    • Yes
    Does the country publish seat allocation data online?
    • Yes, machine readable
    Does the country publish candidate/party financing reports online?
    • Yes, not machine readable