This briefing paper comprises several articles which were written by different authors. Dirk Kotze wrote about the election time table, voter registration and voter’s roll , logistical preparations and electoral infrastructure, the IEC’s involvement in the electoral campaign. Patrick Rankumise discussed the unwilling voters and the 2004 elections in South Africa. Khabele Matlosa and Shumbana Karume discussed : Ten years of democracy and the Dominant Party System in South Africa. Sydney Letsholo discussed The preparedness of the IEC for the 2004 general elections in Gauteng. The Wits Political Research Group’s article goes under the heading : Johannesburg one month before the polling day. Michael O’Donovan discussed North West or not? Shauna Mottiar discussed Election Readiness in KwaZulu Natal. Dr Laurence Piper ‘s article goes under the heading: A Competent and Wise Head Atop an average Body . Dr Maketha wrote about Election Readiness 100%. Angelique Harsant, Willem Ellis’s article is entitled So far, so good!! IEC looks ready for elections in the Free State. Thabisi Hoeane discussed Preparedness in the Eastern Cape. Kenny Hlela’s article : It’s all systems go in the Northern Cape. Thabo Rapoo : Mpumalanga’s Electoral Preparedness.