Electoral Management Design Database




Model of electoral management



Electoral Law contains provision (6.1) about the appointment of a "committee for the purpose of organizing an election". No other sources are available about how elections are administered in the island. A news report mentions a "national electoral office" which run the 2020 elections. We assume the electoral management design in Tokelau looks more like governmental. 


Tokelau, National Elections Rules 2013, accessed 10 February 2022

6. Conduct of elections

(1)(i) The Taupulega shall appoint a committee for the purpose of organising an election, supervising the voting, counting the votes, and declaring the result of the election.

(ii) No person who is a candidate for election can be a member of the committee.

(2) The Taupulega shall establish a list of candidates in accordance with the custom of the village.

(3) The Taupulega shall give public notice in the village of the time and place of an election, and of the list of candidates, at least 2 days before the election.

Electoral Management Bodies

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