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Mandate and Functions

1. The National Independent Electoral Commission in accordance to Article 111G of the Constitution shall have following duties and functions;

a) Organizing, conducting and monitoring elections of Districts, regional, National level and Public referendum;

b) Until political parties are established and election is held, the commission will adopt the district and regional Administration law No. 116 and to enact any other law of the country in conducting district and regional administration;

c) Registration of voters and constantly reviewing the voters roll;

d) Delimitation of constituencies in a best suitable manner conducting elections;

e) To regulate and observe the political parties laws in a compliance with political parties registration laws and the other laws of the country;

f) Facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of the elections;

g) The development and implementation of electoral code of conduct for election candidates and parties;

2. To regulate the system in which the political parties nominate their candidates for elections;

3. To raise the awareness of the voters;

4. The registration of the candidates of the elections, administering the election of the Federal Parliament;

6. Organize and manage public referendum;

7. Supervise and facilitate election affairs;

8. Resolving electoral deputies that may arise from nomination of candidate at the same time not violating the judiciary role;

9. Announce the result of the election;

10. Establishing and setting 16lectoral campaign timeline, setting the date within the legally prescribed timeframe of the election and setting timeframe for organizing and conducting election in accordance to the Constitution and this law;

11. The development of electoral code of conduct of the elections;

12. To open offices in many parts of the Country where is deem necessary for its activities;

13. The commission shall employ personnel necessary in performing its electoral duties under Civil Servant Law;

14. The commission can discharge any member of its employee who committed an act which undermines the impartiality and the fairness of the election and shall will be transfer to the court;

15. Decisions on deputies made by the commission are final, except for cases regarding the right to vote, the right to stand for elections and the final result in which cases appeals may be raised with the constitutional court as regulated by the election law;

16. The development of an electoral code of conduct for candidates, parties and media to uphold during the electoral process;

17. The commission may reach a decision upon complaints against the Commission, employees or representatives and take appropriate action.If the decision is not satisfied, it can be appealed to the Constitutional Court within 14 days, and the court has to take a final decision as soon as possible;

18. Any complaints against the decision of the Independent Commission will be decided by the court in accordance to the laws of the country;

19. To ensure the proper implementation of the procedure of the election by the commission, if it’s needed, the commission may decide to Repeat an election to constituency which has already conducted an election and may invalidate the result of the election after the commission recognized and acknowledged the election was rigged and was against the will of the voters;

20. Any individual who commits an offence and transgress and break the law and the procedure of the commission will be punished by the commission;

21. Any candidate who breaks the law or did not fulfill the requirements set by this law, the commission can stop the candidate from the election or rejected the list /s of the candidates;

22. Delimitations of polling stations by voters;

23. To illustrate voters how to mark ballot papers;

24. Counting procedure;

25. The delimitation of constituencies and wards;

26. To accredit and authorize independent observers and media to monitor the election process.