South Africa: Independant Electoral Commission Wishes Muslim Voters Ramadan Mubarak

press release

The Electoral Commission wishes all Muslim voters Ramadan Mubarak for the holy month of Ramadan which starts tomorrow.

This year the month of fasting and spiritual reflection coincides with the sixth National and Provincial Elections which got underway in South Africa today and will continue tomorrow with special votes.

On Wednesday 8 May the vast majority of voters will go to the polls between 7am and 9pm.

In consultation with the Muslim Judicial Council(MJC) ahead of the elections, the Electoral Commission had granted permission for any Muslim voters to apply for a special vote should they be unable to visit their voting station on Wednesday for religious reasons. These applications are now closed.

The Commission has made provision for Muslim election staff to observe prayers and meet their religious obligations during the elections.

Issued by: Independent Electoral Commission

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Govt of SA

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.