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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Electoral Commission

Barry Solaiman

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 December 2021

Subject(s):
Electoral commissions — Electoral districts — Scheduling of elections — Electoral systems — Referenda — Restrictions on voting — Right to vote

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 An ‘electoral commission’ is an official body legally mandated to regulate some or all matters pertaining to elections, referenda, citizens’ initiatives, recall votes, and more (Catt 5). These institutions may be explicitly called an electoral commission. However, a range of terminologies are often used in practice such as Electoral Council (Colombia), Electoral Court (Costa Rica), Electoral Board (Ethiopia), Electoral Affairs Commission (Hong Kong), Directorate of Elections (Norway), and others. Matters relating to the regulation of elections may also be...
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