South Africa: 2021 Election calendar

Updated November 2021

Click for IEC's Amended 2021 Municipal Elections Timetable
COVID and the timing of the 2021 elections

Special Report: IEC commissions Moseneke enquiry into feasibility of holding "free and fair" elections

  • IEC's Elections Timetable 21 Sep 2021
  • Constitutional Court rules on election timing: 3 Sep 2021
  • Deputy Chief Justice's Report: 20 Jul 2021
  • IEC announces a review on "whether the current conditions are conducive or not to the holding of free and fair elections later this year: 20 May 2021
2021 Calendar
  • Election day: 1 Nov 2021
  • Special votes cast/collected: 30 - 31 Oct 2021
  • Mobile voting stations routes, locations and times published: 15 Oct 2021
  • Special votes applications: 20 Sep - 4 Oct 2021
  • Voters' roll certified and published: 26 Sep 2021
  • Voters' roll inspection: 21-23 Sep 2021
  • Candidate nomination and list submission: 20-21 Sep 2021
  • Close of Voters' Roll: 20 Sep 2021
  • Election timetable published: 20 Sep 2021