The Moqhaka Local Municipality has 50 seats. The voters roll of the municipality comprised of 81,617 registered voters in the 2011 local government elections. The highest voter turn-out was achieved in Ward 17 with 66.97 %. The lowest voter turn-out in the municipality was in Ward 24 with 39.61 %. The average voter turn-out achieved in the 2011 municipal elections was 54.76 %.

Following the 2011 municipal elections, five political parties are represented in the municipality. The African National Congress was returned as the majority party with 34 seats. The Democratic Alliance holds 11 seats; the Congress of the People holds 3 seats and the Freedom Front Plus and African People’s Convention holds 1 seat each. There are no independent councillors in the municipality.