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Encyclopedia > Electoral Commission

The Electorial Commission is an independent body with powers in the United Kingdom, which was created by an Act of Parliament, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. In 2002 the Boundary Committee for England became a statutory committee of the commission.

The commission is responsible for

  • advising the government on the reform of electoral law
  • determining the boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies and Council Wards, in accordance with statutory guidelines
  • deciding the procedures for all referendums held in the UK
  • ensuring that all national and local elections are fully free and fair
  • regulating political parties and the funding of political campaigns.

The commissioners are:

  • Sam Younger (Chairman)
  • Graham Zellick
  • Sir Neil McIntosh CBE
  • Pamela Gordon
  • Glyn Mathias
  • Karamjit Singh CBE
  • Roger Creedon (Chief Executive)

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External links

  • The Electoral Commission (http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/)

  Results from FactBites:
Australian Electoral Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
The Australian Electoral Commission, or the AEC, is the federal government agency in charge of organising and supervising federal elections.
The AEC is answerable to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters of the Parliament of Australia, and must report on how elections were carried out and the success of the elections in general.
The AEC also plays a major role in electoral education, aiming to educate citizens about the electoral process by which representitives are elected, and by which the constitution is changed (referendums).
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