How to voice your dissatisfaction about political candidate lists

What do you do if you are not happy with the names of candidates on party provincial or national government lists?

The African National Congress has come under scrutiny after its list contained names of people facing allegations of wrongdoing.

In a CapeTalk election special focus, Lester Kiewit and Africa Melane spoke to Constitutional law lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, Pierre de Vos about how you can use your votes to reject the list.

De Vos says there are two ways to make your voice to be heard.

Read: ANC candidate list referred to integrity commission for review

You can decide based on the list that you are not going to vote for a specific party.

Pierre de Vos, Constitutional Law Lecturer - University Of Western Cape

Also Read: I won't vote ANC if I don't get assurance certain names are removed - ANC vet

The list of one of the most important indications of the character of the party you are going to vote for.

Pierre de Vos, Constitutional Law Lecturer - University Of Western Cape

Secondly, you can make it clear to the party that who is on the list is going to potentially dissuade you so that next time they can take time with their lists.

Pierre de Vos, Constitutional Law Lecturer - University Of Western Cape

Listen to the full interview below...


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