The Phumelela Local Municipality has 15 seats. The highest voter turn-out was achieved in Ward 1 with 72.24 %. The lowest voter turn-out in the municipality was in Ward 5 with 55.05 %. The average voter turn-out achieved in the 2011 municipal elections was 59.22 %. Following the 2011 local government elections, two political parties are represented in the Council. The African National Congress was returned as the majority party with 12 seats. The Democratic Alliance holds 3 seats. No independent councilor was elected to the Council.