The Commission comprises a Chairman and not less than two or more than four Commissioners who are appointed by the President of the Republic after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. These appointments are for five years in the first instance but under the Constitution, the appointees are eligible for reappointment.
Role and Function
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is the successor institution of two separate bodies:
- a Boundaries Commission and
- an Elections Commission, these having been amalgamated in the Republican Constitution enacted in 1976.