Model of electoral management
Ministry of Interior: “It is the responsibility of the Italian Ministry of the Interior to perform state functions aimed at a regular making up of election bodies through the adoption of any preparatory and organizational measure required to hold all electoral consultations and referenda governed by State legislation, such as general, European, regional (if no regional legislation exists), provincial and municipal (in ordinary statute regions) as well as abrogative, constitutional referenda and referenda governing a territorial detachment.
The Central Directorate for Electoral Services is responsible for the setting-up of guidelines and forms (signature gathering for submitting lists, minutes models, charts, ballot result tables, etc.). It provides legal, technical and organizational support on electoral procedures, keeping and revision of electoral lists and electioneering to the competent bureau of prefectures and municipalities. It also prepares the list of Italian citizens residing abroad who vote by mail in view of general elections and national referenda; it receives party symbols for national and European polls.”