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Responsibilities:Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission

MISSION STATEMENT:

“To conduct free, fair and credible elections and to institutionalize sustainable electoral process in Lagos State”

VISION STATEMENT:

“To be recognized for excellence in electoral administration and sustenance of democracy”

FUNCTIONS:

According to the provisions of Section 5 (a) – (l) of LASIEC Law No. 18, 2008, the functions of the Commission are as follows:

(a) Organise, undertake and supervise all elections to Local Government Councils within the state.

(b) Render such advice as it may consider necessary to the Independent National Electoral Commission on the compilation of the register of voters.

(c) Provide guideline to political parties stipulating the rules and procedure for electioneering campaigns for Local Government election.

(d) Assign Poll Clerks and Orderlies in respect of each polling station or unit to assist in the conduct of the poll;

(e) Conduct voter and civic education;

(f) Promote knowledge of sound democratic election processes.

(g) Conduct any referendum or plebiscite required to be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution or any law of the State House of Assembly.

(h) Consult regularly with all registered political parties in the State and ensure free flow of information from the Commission to stakeholders.

(i) Prepare and submit its budget directly to the State House of Assembly.

(j) Appoint a lawyer to defend the Commission and prosecute anyone who violates the provisions of the law.

(k) Carry out such other functions as may be conferred on it by law from time to time.

(l) Liaise directly with the Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service and other relevant security bodies that may facilitate violence-free and fair elections.

DEPARTMENTS AND UNITS

The Commission carries out its functions through the following Departments and Units:

  • ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
  • ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT
  • OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT
  • LEGAL DEPARTMENT
  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
  • INTERNAL AUDIT UNIT
  • ICT UNIT
  • PLANNING AND BUDGET UNIT
  • PROCUREMENT UNIT