Electoral Hub Memo on Establishment of Nation Election Offences Commission and Related matter Bills 2021
The National Electoral Offences Commission and Related Matters `Bill 2021 seeks to establish a National Electoral Offences Commission, which would be responsible for investigating and prosecuting electoral offenders. It follows the recommendation of the Justice Uwais-led Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) which was set up in 2008 to make recommendations for electoral reform.
Having originally been introduced in 2019, the Bill has now reached the public hearing stage, which will hold in the Senate on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. In light of this, the Electoral Hub, an organ of the Initiative for Research, Innovation and Advocacy in Development (IRIAD), presents this memo highlighting key provisions of the Bill and making recommendations on areas of improvement.