Kaya News Reporter
This is to allow all South Africans the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote.
The local government elections were contentious due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the Constitutional Court dismissed the application by the IEC for a deferment to February 2022.
In its dismissal, the Constitutional Court said the postponement would have fallen outside of the permissible 90-day window period.
Voters are reminded that they will only be able to cast their votes at the polling stations where they are registered.
Those who will be travelling are reminded they will not be able to transfer their votes to voting stations away from their designated wards.
The President urges voters to ensure that they adhere to the COVID-19 health regulations as they exercise their vote.
Employers are urged to make provision for employees to exercise their Constitutional right to vote on 1 November.
According to Business Insider, curfew may be extended to accommodate voting up to the stroke of midnight.
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