IEC has set aside today as the deadline for political parties to submit candidates lists to the commission.

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The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa has set aside today as the deadline for political parties to submit candidates lists to the commission.

The list must be accompanied by a R45 000 registration deposit for each province a party wants to contest, as well as R200 000 to contest nationally.

Political parties have until the end of today to submit their candidates list to the IEC for participation in the May 8 general elections.

Smaller parties are opting to contest in provinces where they believe they have strong support.

The commission says political parties are seen streaming at the IEC’s national office in Centurion to ensure that they don’t miss tomorrow’s deadline.

IEC’s Kate Bapela says some of the political parties are taking advantage of the online system of submission of candidates.

Bapela says there won’t be an extension, so tomorrow by 5 o’clock the candidate nomination window will then be closed.

On Thursday it will then be the cut-off date for the commission to decide on objections to provincial voters’ roll and notify the objectors

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