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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