Electoral Management Design Database




Model of electoral management



Botswana, Constitution of Botswana, accessed 31 October 2019

65A. Appointment of Independent Electoral Commission 18 of 1997, s. 2.

(1) There shall be an Independent Electoral Commission […]

(8) The Commission shall regulate its own procedure and proceedings. […]

(12) The Commission shall be responsible for-

(a) the conduct and supervision of elections of the Elected Members of the National Assembly and members of a local authority, and conduct of a referendum;

(b) giving instructions and directions to the Secretary of the Commission appointed under section 66 in regard to the exercise of his or her functions under the electoral law prescribed by an Act of Parliament;

(c) ensuring that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly; and

(d) performing such other functions as may be prescribed by an Act of Parliament. […]

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
Independent Electoral Commission 7 10 years Judicial Service Commission, partly on suggestion by political parties Judicial Service Commission Expert
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