Election Commission


The Elections Commission’s responsibilities and powers as per the Constitution and the Elections Commission Act include the following;

(a) to conduct, manage, supervise, and facilitate all elections and public referendums, to ensure the proper exercise of the right to vote, and to ensure that all elections and public referendums are conducted freely and fairly, without intimidation, aggression, undue influence or corruption;


(b) to prepare, maintain, and update electoral rolls, and to make all arrangements for holding elections and public referendums;


(c) to hold and declare the results of those elections and public referendums within periods prescribed by law;

(d) to compile the register of voters in each constituency, to revise it at such periods as shall be determined by law and to provide for publication of the register in the Government Gazette;

(e) to fix, vary, demarcate and continuously review the boundaries and names of constituencies or voting units in all elections in accordance with principles specified by law and to provide for publication of any amendments in the Government Gazette;

(f) to register political parties, and to perform those actions relating to political parties as specified by law;

(g) to educate and create awareness among the general public on the electoral process and its purpose;

h) formulate electoral policies for all elections, public referendums and those elections assigned to the Elections Commission by the Constitution and law;

i) conduct training for employees and delegates;

j) plan and implement electoral logistics and delivery of equipment;

k) accredit domestic and international observers;

l) determine polling stations for elections and public referendums; and give timely notice to the landlord or person in charge in case of failure to corporate with the Elections Commission, and discharge its duties;

m) make all arrangements for Maldivian people residing abroad to cast vote;

n) publish a report for public inspection after each election and public referendum as specified by law;

0) perform such additional functions as may be prescribed by the Constitution and law.