Electoral Management Design Database




Model of electoral management



Samoa, Electoral Commission Act 2019, accessed 11 April 2021

3. Establishment:

(1) The Electoral Commission is established as a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.

4. Functions:

(1) The Commission has the following functions:

(a) to conduct elections of members of Parliament and referendums; […]

(2) The Electoral Commissioner is responsible for carrying out the functions, duties and powers of the Commission under this Act or any other law.

5. Independence:

The Commissioner must act independently and must not be subject to any direction or order of any other person (except for a court direction or order) when carrying out the following functions:

(a) conducting elections or referendums;

(b) conducting registration of voters and political parties;

(c) advising on electoral matters;

(d) any other prescribed functions.

Electoral Management Bodies

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Name of EMB Number of EMB members Term of office EMB members selected by Chair appointed/elected by Party or expert based membership
Electoral Commission 1 5 years Head of State, acting on the advice of Cabinet Not applicable Expert
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