Appendix A: Duties and responsibilities
of Commissioners |
The Electoral CommissionCommissioner
Electoral Commissioners are responsible for:
- Setting the overall strategic
direction of the Commission and ensuring delivery of its strategic
goals within the statutory framework and with the resources determined
by Parliament to ensure public confidence in democracy.
- Determining the process of
regulation and how it is carried out within the Commission's remit.
This may include deciding the appropriate response to significant
breaches of the regulatory framework for political parties and
- Setting the Commission's regulatory
priorities and monitoring its regulatory activity in the areas
of both party and election finance and electoral administration.
This includes oversight of the publication of statutory election
- Ensuring efficient and effective
use of public funds and that the Commission operates within the
limits of its statutory authority to high standards of governance.
- Serving as a member of the
Commission's Remuneration Committee and, if required, such other
committees as may be established from time to time. Commissioners
are also responsible for the appointment of a Chief Executive
and for reviewing his or her performance.
- Participating in stakeholder
relations and public affairs activities from time to time.
- Performing any other roles
or functions which the Commission asks them to discharge personally.