In preparation for the 2021 municipal elections, the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) conducts ward delimitation (the subdivision of wards) meetings for all metropolitan and local municipalities to propose new ward boundaries.
The primary focus of these meetings is to afford members of the public and all stakeholders an opportunity to participate in the ward delimitation process. Interested parties will be allowed to give input on how they would like their wards to be configured.
The public meeting for Overstrand Municipality will take place on Tuesday, 25 February at 09:00 at the Municipal Auditorium.
Overstrand residents are welcome to work through the draft ward maps and comment on which draft wards are acceptable before the finalisation of ward boundaries ahead of next year’s local government elections.
Draft ward maps are available for scrutiny at the respective Area Managers’ Offices of the four administrations of the municipality, as well as from Haneen van Tonder at the municipal head office in Hermanus.
Information is also available on, and downloadable from, the MDB’s website at www.demarcation.org.za/site/2019-2/
For purposes of the 2021 Municipal Elections, the MEC for local government gave notice that the number of councillors for Overstrand Municipality is 27, with 14 wards.
Overstrand Municipality has 57 821 registered voters on its segment of the national common voters’ roll (March 2019). The minimum number of registered voters allowed per ward in this municipality is 3 511. The maximum number of registered voters allowed per ward in this municipality is 4 749.