We provide impartial and professional electoral administration and manual and online election management services to enhance the credibility and legitimacy of internal organisational elections.
Since our inception in 1996, our mission has been to be a leading provider of high quality, innovative, comprehensive, and efficient electoral services.
BES contributes to the development of good corporate governance and an appreciation of democratic values and practices within civil society, political parties, universities, the corporate sector, and parastatals.
To enhance the credibility and legitimacy of internal organizational elections by providing impartial and professional electoral administration and management services.
Manual Nominations and Voting
- Management of candidate nomination process including the calling, screening, and verification of nominations.
- Voting onsite, postal or a combination of both.
- Management of proxy registration.
- Design of manual nomination forms and ballot papers, proxy forms and candidate election statements and electoral communication.
AMCU has used the services of EISA to assist with our elections for several years. Elections at regional and national level can often be a site of great contestation. EISA has always served us with professionalism and courtesy, and EISA bring a high level of credibility and trustworthiness to our election processes on a consistent basis.
EISA provided and excellent service to the scheme. They are extremely knowledgeable and professional
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Expertise & Capacity
BES has a panel of multi-lingual and professional electoral experts and officials with extensive cumulative electoral experience. The panel is available to deliver services to clients anywhere within South Africa and the SADC region.
Our fees depend on the clients’ specifications. We structure our clients’ electoral processes to meet their requirements at cost effective rates.
BES, Senior Programme Officer
Crystal Africa is currently the BES Senior Programme Officer at EISA. The BES Unit, under Crystal’s management won the ‘Champion for innovation’ at the World Summit on Information Service (WSIS) 2020. A proud graduate of Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). With over 15 years’ experience in electoral project management, she is inspired to support organisations across all sectors to deliver credible elections and ensure sound governance structures. Prior to working at EISA, she was Manager: Student Governance and Leadership Development at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
BES, Project Coordinator
Riana Henley is currently the Balloting and Electoral Services (BES) Project Co-ordinator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her interest in issues relating to elections, democracy and governance led her to work with the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) from 2015. Riana is part of the BES team who won the World Summit on Information Service (WSIS) Prize 2020 for innovation in the use of ICT in managing elections. She continues to contribute to the credibility and legitimacy of organizational elections by providing impartial and professional electoral administration and support.