Electoral Management Design Database




Model of electoral management



STAE could be classified as ‘independent’ given it enjoys budgetary, technical and administrative autonomy. However, since it is part of a Government Department, ‘Governmental’ classification seems most appropriate.


Timor-Leste, Official Gazette, Law No. 5/2006, of December 28 Electoral Administration Bodies (as amended by Law 16/2021 on 28 July 2021) [in Portuguese], accessed 25 March 2022

Artigo 1. Órgãos da Administração Eleitoral

São órgãos da administração eleitoral:

a) A Comissão Nacional de Eleições, adiante designada por CNE;

b) O Secretariado Técnico da Administração Eleitoral, doravante designado por STAE; […]

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
Technical Secretariat for Election Administration (Secretariado Técnico de Administração Eleitoral) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
National Election Commission (Comissão Nacional de Eleições) 7 5 years President, legislature, government, and judiciary Legislature Expert
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