CHAPTER 17
ELECTORAL COMMISSION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

   3.   Seal of Commission

   4.   Functions and Composition of Commission

   5.   Tenure of office and vacancy

   6.   Filling of casual vacancy

   7.   Remuneration and allowances

   8.   Proceedings of Commission

   9.   Committees

   10.   Disclosure of interest

   11.   Prohibition of disclosure of information

PART III
ADMINISTRATION

   12.   Director and other staff

PART IV
FINANCIAL AND OTHER PROVISIONS

   13.   Funds of Commission

   14.   Financial Year

   15.   Accounts

   16.   Annual report

   17.   Transition provisions

   18.   Transfer of staff

   19.   Rules

AN ACT

to provide for the composition of the Electoral Commission; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[16th October, 1996]

Act 24 of 1996.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Electoral Commission Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Chairperson” means the person appointed as Chairperson under section 4;

“Commission” means the Electoral Commission established under the Constitution;

“Director” means the person appointed as Director under section 12; and

“member” means a person appointed as member of the Commission under section 4.

PART II
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

3.   Seal of Commission

   (1) The seal of the Commission shall be such device as may be determined by the Commission and shall be kept by the Director.

   (2) The affixing of the seal shall be authenticated by the Chairperson or any other person authorised in that behalf by a resolution of the Commission.

   (3) Any document purporting to be under the seal of the Commission or issued on behalf of the Commission shall be received in evidence and shall be deemed to be so executed or issued, as the case may be, without further proof, unless the contrary is proved.

4.   Functions and Composition of Commission

   (1) The Commission as established by Article 76 of the Constitution shall have the functions specified in that Article.

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