What are the functions of the electoral commission in the electorai process?

  • Registration of parties: It registers political parties according to laid down rules.
  • conduct elections: the electoral commission has the sole power to organize and conduct free and fair elections in the country.
  • REGISTRATION OF VOTERS: Eligible voters are
    registered by the commission. 
  • PROVISION
    OF ELECTORAL MATERIALS: This body has to
    provide all the necessary materials needed for the election e,g. ballot boxes, ballot papers,
    polling booths etc.
  •  DELIMITATION OF THE COUNTRY: The electoral commission has the duty of
    dividing the countr. into constituencies or
    electoral districts.
  •  APPOINTMENT AND TRAINING: it does the
    appointment and training of electoral officers, for instance presiding
    officers, clerks, etc.
  •  SCREENING OF CANDIDATES: Candidates for
    election are properly screened and their eligibility ascertained before any
    election.
  •  TYPES OR METHODS OF VOTING: It informs the
    people the types of voting to be conducted eithe-secret or open voting system.
  •  ENGLIGHTENMENT: The
    commission-educates trie electorates about the necessary issues involved in
    elections.
  •  FINANCIAL
    GRANTS TO PARTIES: The commission gives
    financial grants to political parties.
  •  SECURITY AT THE POLLING STATIONS: It  ensures adequate security at the polling
    stations.
  • COUNTING OF
    VOTES: The commission is
    responsible for the counting of votes anc releasing of results of each election conducted.

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