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Elections 2024: Electoral Commission prepares for ballot printing ahead of election day [SOUND]

# The Electoral Commission says substantial progress has been made in preparation for the national and provincial elections. Certificates have been granted to 14-thousand-889 candidates competing for 887 seats. After verifications, 70 political parties and eleven independent candidates were confirmed as final contestants. Gender representation sees progress, with several parties exceeding 50-percent female candidates. Briefing the media, Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says candidate demographics reveal a majority of males, with the 40 to 49 year age group dominating:

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