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What Should The Registering Officer Do After Receiving Notices Of Objections And Appeals?

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According to section 22 of the Elections Act the registering officer shall serve on the affected persons notices of objections in a prescribed form stating the date of hearing. He or she shall also publish the list of all the objections and appeals as soon as is practicable but within 14 days.

After the publication of the list of appeals a registered voter may notify the registering officer of his or her intention to oppose the appeal in a prescribed form and the registering officer shall in another prescribed form give the appellant not less than five days notice of the opposition to his or her appeal.

The stage is now set for the Chief Justice, on the advice of the IEC, to appoint First Class Magistrates to hold revising courts and hear and decide on appeals and objections.

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