Voters Registration Order, 1992
Kings Order in Council 3 of 1992
- Published in Swaziland Government Gazette Extraordinary 918 on 16 December 1992
- Assented to on 10 December 1992
- Commenced on 16 December 1992
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short title and commencementThis Order may be cited as the Voters Registration Order, 1992, and shall come into force upon publication in the Gazette.
2. InterpretationIn this Order unless the context otherwise requires—“application” means an application for registration;“approved Form” means the approved form listed and numbered in the First Schedule;“Chief” means a person appointed as such in terms of section 4 of the Swazi Administration Act, 1950;“Chief’s jurisdiction” means the jurisdiction of a Chief over his people in terms of Swazi Law and Custom;“Citizen of Swaziland” means a citizen of Swaziland in terms of the Swazi Citizenship Act of 1992;“competent witness” means—(a)a Chief or an Indvuna of the Chiefdom,(b)a person who, within Swaziland, holds the office of, or appointment as, an Assistant Regional Officer, registration officer, returning officer, or a town clerk of a municipality or a chairman or secretary of a town council or town board or police officer of or above the rank of sub-inspector; or(c)an Ambassador, High Commissioner or Trade Representative or a member of his staff outside Swaziland who has been appointed by him as a competent witness;(d)a person who, within or without Swaziland, is or holds the office of, or appointment as, an advocate, attorney, magistrate, bank manager, consular officer of a country or territory of the Commonwealth, commissioner of oaths or justice of the peace, but does not include candidate for election or election agent;“disqualified voter” means a voter referred to in section 10 of the Establishment of Parliament of Swaziland Order, 1992;“election” means an election of an elected member to the House of Assembly;“electoral officer” means an electoral officer designated under section 3;“Indvuna Yenkhundla” means the Indvuna appointed by the Ngwenyama in terms of section 4 of the Establishment of Parliament of Swaziland Order, 1992;“Inkhundla” means Inkhundla proclaimed under section 3 of the Establishment of Parliament of Swaziland Order, 1992;“Magistrate” means a person appointed as magistrate under the Magistrate’s Court Act of 1938;“Minister” means the Minister responsible for Tinkhundla and Regional Development;“nomination day” means the day specified under section 4 of the Elections Order 1992 as nomination day;“polling day” means the day or days specified under section 4 of the Elections Order 1992 as polling day;“polling division” means a polling division specified under section 11 of the Elections Order 1992;“polling station” means a polling station specified under section 11 of the Elections Order 1992;“printing” includes typewriting, roneoing, lithography, photography, and all other modes of representing or reproducing words in visible form;“public meeting” means a meeting consisting of ten or more persons held in a public place;“public place” means a place to which for the time being the public, or any section of the public, is entitled or permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise, including Imiphakatsi;“qualified voter” means a voter referred to in section 9 of the Establishment of Parliament of Swaziland Order, 1992;“registration officer” means a registration officer designated under section 3;“registered voter” means a voter whose name appears on the voters list;“returning officer” means a returning officer appointed in terms of section 3 of the Elections Order 1992;“supplementary voters list” means any voters list compiled after a voter’s roll is printed in accordance with section 7(3) and before such supplementary list is incorporated into the voter’s roll in terms of section 7(3)(ii);“Umphatsi-Lukhetfo” means the Umphatsi-Lukhetfo or Chief Electoral Officer appointed by the King in terms of section 3;“voter” means a person whose name is on a voters list;“voters list” means the voters list for an Inkhundla, and where applicable includes a supplementary voters list, and “registration” and its grammatical variations shall be construed accordingly.
3. Appointment and duties of certain officers
4. Preparations of voters list
5. Holding of public meetings for registration of voters
6. In which Inkhundla voter to be registered
7. Particulars shown in voters list
8. Alteration of name or registration as result of permanent change of residence
9. Returns by registrar of births and deaths
10. Amendment of voters list by electoral officer
11. How voters list amendedWhenever the electoral officer has decided to remove the name of any person from, or to restore or add the name of any person to, any voters list, or to correct any mistake or supply any omission therein, he shall make the requisite alteration in ink in his official copy of the voters list and, in the case of a removal, restoration or addition, shall clearly indicate the same and state the reason for the alteration opposite the name removed, restored or added.
12. Copy of voters list to be kept for inspection
15. Statement of case for decision by judge
16. When voters list to be printedThe voters list as prepared and amended from time to time in accordance with this Order, shall be printed not later than one month before every election in accordance with section 32 of the Establishment of Parliament of Swaziland Order, 1992.
17. Copies of printed voters listAs soon as a voters list for any Inkhundla has been printed, any person shall be entitled to obtain a reasonable number of copies of that voters list on payment of such charges and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
18. Comparison of voters list by Umphatsi-Lukhetfo
19. Powers of electoral officerAn electoral officer may by notice in writing at any time require any person whether registered or not, to furnish on the prescribed form or otherwise, and in the manner and within the period (not being less than ten days) specified in that notice, such particulars as may be prescribed or as the electoral officer may specify in the notice as to the identity, age, nationality, qualification by residence, or any other matter relevant to the registration of such person or of any other person.
20. Voters list not invalidated by reason of errorIf through accident, inadvertance, or oversight, anything required by law to be done in preparation of any voters list is erroneously done or omitted to be done, the voters list shall not be invalidated thereby, and Umphatsi-Lukhetfo may take or cause to be taken such steps as are necessary to rectify the error or omission.
21. Offences and penaltiesAny person who—
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
16 December 1992
10 December 1992