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Electoral Bodies

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

An Independent National Electoral Commission is instituted with juridical personality.
The Independent National Electoral Commission is responsible for the organization of the electoral process, notably of the registration of the electors, of the maintenance of the electoral list [fichier électoral], the operations of the vote, of the counting and of any referendum.
It assures the regularity of the electoral and referendum process.
An organic law establishes the organization and the functioning of the Independent National Electoral Commission. (Art. 211)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Il est institué une Commission électorale nationale indépendante dotée de la personnalité juridique.
La Commission électorale nationale indépendante est chargée de l’organisation du processus électoral, notamment de l’enrôlement des électeurs, de la tenue du fichier électoral, des opérations de vote, de dépouillement et de tout référendum.
Elle assure la régularité du processus électoral et référendaire.
Une loi organique fixe l’organisation et le fonctionnement de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante. (Art. 211)

Electoral Bodies

Eritrea, English

1. There shall be established an Electoral Commission, operating independently, without interference, which shall, on the basis of the electoral law , ensure that free and fair elections are held and administer their implementation; decide on issues raised in the course of the electoral process; and formulate and implement civic educational programmes relating to elections and other democratic procedures.
… (Art. 58)

Electoral Bodies

South Africa, English

(1) The Electoral Commission must -
(a) manage elections of national, provincial and municipal legislative bodies in accordance with national legislation;
(b) ensure that those elections are free and fair; and
(c) declare the results of those elections within a period that must be prescribed by national legislation and that is as short as reasonably possible.
(2) The Electoral Commission has the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation. (Sec. 190)

Electoral Bodies

South Africa, English

(1) The Public Protector and the members of any Commission established by this Chapter8 must be women or men who—
(a) are South African citizens;
(b) are fit and proper persons to hold the particular office; and
(c) comply with any other requirements prescribed by national legislation.
(2) The need for a Commission established by this Chapter to reflect broadly the race and gender composition of South Africa must be considered when members are appointed.
… (Sec. 193)

Electoral Bodies

South Africa, English

(1) The following state institutions strengthen constitutional democracy in the Republic:

(f) The Electoral Commission.
… (Sec. 181)

Electoral Bodies

Malawi, English

1. The Electoral Commission shall exercise such functions in relation to elections as are conferred upon it by this Constitution or by an Act of Parliament.
2. The duties and functions of the Electoral Commission shall include—
a. to determine constituency boundaries impartially on the oasis of ensuring that constituencies contain approximately equal numbers of voters eligible to register, subject only to considerations of—
i. population density;
ii. ease of communication; and
iii. geographical features and existing administrative areas;
b. to review existing constituency boundaries at intervals of not more than five years and alter them in accordance with the principles laid down in subsection (2) (a);
c. to determine electoral petitions and complaints related to the conduct of any elections;
d. to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Constitution and any Act of Parliament; and
e. to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by this Constitution or an Act of Parliament.
… (Sec. 76)

Electoral Bodies

Sudan, Arabic

1. تنشأ مفوضيات مستقلة ويرشح لها شخصيات من الخبراء مشهود لهم بالكفاءة والنزاهة، وتشكل وتحدد إختصاصاتها وفق القوانيين التي تنشئها .

3. يعين مجلس الوزراء رئيس واعضاء المفوضيات الأتيه:

.... (ج) مفوضية الإنتخابات.
(المادة 39)

Sudan, English

(1) Independent commissions shall be established, and figures with attested competence and integrity shall be nominated therefor. They are formed and their competencies defined by the laws that establish them.
(3) The Sovereignty Council appoints the chairman and members of the following commissions, in consultation with the Cabinet:

(d) Elections Commission.
... (Art. 38)

Electoral Bodies

Tunisia, Arabic

تتولى هيئة الانتخابات، وتسمى "الهيئة العليا المستقلة للانتخابات"، إدارة الانتخابات والاستفتاءات وتنظيمها، والإشراف عليها في جميع مراحلها، وتضمن سلامة المسار الانتخابي ونزاهته وشفافيّته، وتصرّح بالنتائج. ... (الفصل 126)

Tunisia, English

The elections commission, named the Supreme Independent Elections Commission, is responsible for the management and organization of elections and referenda, supervising them in all their stages, ensuring the regularity, integrity, and transparency of the election process, and announcing election results. … (Art. 126)

Tunisia, French

L’instance des élections, dénommée «Instance supérieure indépendante pour les élections», est chargée de l’administration des élections et des référendums, de leur organisation et de leur supervision au cours de leurs différentes phases. Elle assure la régularité, la sincérité et la transparence du processus électoral et proclame les résultats.
… (Art. 126)

Electoral Bodies

Ghana, English

The Electoral Commission shall have the following functions—
(a) to compile the register of voters and revise it at such periods as may be determined by law;
(b) to demarcate the electoral boundaries for both national and local government elections;
(c) to conduct and supervise all public elections and referenda;
(d) to educate the people on the electoral process and its purpose;
(e) to undertake programmes for the expansion of the registration of voters; and
(f) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by law. (Art. 45)

Electoral Bodies

Gambia, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution the Independent Electoral Commission shall be responsible for
(a) the conduct and supervision of the registration of voters for all public elections and the conduct and supervision of all public elections and referenda;
… (Sec. 43)