What are the rules of the Electoral Code of Conduct?

Parties and candidates must:

  • Speak out against political violence and threats against other parties, the Electoral Commission, members of the public and the media
  • Let the authorities know about planned marches or rallies
  • Communicate with other political parties about planned political events
  • Recognise the authority of the Electoral Commission
  • Work with the Electoral Commission structures and allow them to perform their duties
  • Work with the police in their investigation of election crime and violence
  • Accept the results of the election or challenge the result in court.
(Source: elections.org.za)