The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality has 97 seats. There were 372,692 registered voters in the local municipality for the 2011 local government elections. The highest voter turn-out was achieved in Ward 24 with 70.51 % and Ward 25 with 70.50 %. The lowest voter turn-out in the municipality was in Ward 19 with 39.12 %. The average voter turn-out achieved in the 2011 municipal elections was 54.81 %.
Following the 2011 local government elections, five political parties are represented in the Council.