n Local Government Bulletin - Legal briefs
|Article Title||Legal briefs|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 17 Leg eg egal al Br Briefs iefs WHEN DOES A COUNCILLOR TAKE OFFICE? Does a candidate become a councillor on the day of election or on the day that he or she is sworn in? This matter is important in relation to matters such as remuneration. It may also arise during the council's term when a vacancy in the council is filled. The Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) declaration of the result of the election is the decisive date. Importantly, it makes no difference whether the IEC's declaration deals with a general election, a by-election or the ..
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