Submission in response to the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B22-2020]

The HSF has made submissions to the Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs in response to the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B22-2020], which seeks to amend the legislation governing our electoral system. The Bill seeks to empower the Independent Electoral Commission to prescribe a different voting method to that which has been prescribed by Parliament. The HSF objects to Parliament’s impermissible delegation of its legislative function to determine the details of the electoral system, including the voting method, to another entity. This delegation has the unacceptable result that Parliament evades its constitutional duty to facilitate public participation in the legislative process of determining how we vote.

application/pdf HSF submission on the electoral laws amendment bill B22-2020.pdf — 221 KB