The Nala Local Municipality has 24 seats. There were 39,223 registered voters in the local municipality for the 2011 local government elections. The highest voter turn-out was achieved in Ward 12 with 65.79 %. The lowest voter turn-out in the municipality was in Ward 10 with 39.59 %. The average voter turn-out achieved in the 2011 municipal elections was 57.04 %.

Following the 2011 local government elections, the African National Congress was returned as the majority party with 18 seats. The Democratic Alliance holds 3 seats, the Congress of the People holds two seats and the Freedom Front Plus obtained 1 seat in the Council.