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Elections 2016: LSSA Observers

Elections 2016: The LSSA Election Observation Team
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The LSSA is in a unique position to deploy trained attorneys on the ground on election day. These attorneys will serve as the eyes and ears of our citizens.

Following the success of the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) 2014 election observer mission, the LSSA has applied for accreditation to observe the much anticipated local government elections in 2016.

As part of the application process, the LSSA submitted the names of our observation team members. We thank those dedicated attorneys who have volunteered to join our team to observe and report on the elections at their local voting stations on election day in 2016.

An observation report will be complied by the LSSA and submitted to the Electoral Commission immediately after the elections.

The entire process will take attorneys no more than 24 hours of your time, as follows -

  • Attendance of an 5-hour free election training workshop presented by LEAD;
  • 12 to 14 hours of voluntary observation on election day 2016 (date is yet to be proclaimed but it is expected to take place in May 2016); and
  • complete and submit a simple report the day following the elections.

The LSSA will provide

  • free training and materials;
  • LSSA observer team vests and observation checklist; and
  • recognition that you participated as an election observer in the 2016 Local Government Elections.

Further information:

Jeanne-Mari Retief, e-mail: election@lssa.org.za  or
Phyllis Mphasha, email Phyllis@LSSALEAD.org.za  or Tel 012 441 4603/00