Model of electoral management
Kiribati, Constitution 1979 (as amended in 2013), accessed 15 April 2020
62. ELECTORAL COMMISSION
1. There shall be an Electoral Commission consisting of a Chief Electoral Commissioner and not less than two nor more than four Commissioners.
2. The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Beretitenti, acting in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet.
3. The name of any person appointed as a member of the Commission shall be laid before the Maneaba ni Maungatabu within forty-eight hours of the day on which the next meeting of the Maneaba commences, and each appointment shall stand unless the Maneaba by resolution rejects it.
4. A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member of the Commission if he is a member of the Maneaba, and no person shall be qualified for appointment as Chief Electoral Commissioner unless he is a judge or magistrate in Kiribati.
The provisions in the Article 62 of the Constitution indicate that the EMB is independent.