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Name: Law No. 3 of 2012 Establishing the National Election High Commission (NEHC).
Country: Libya
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-03-06
Entry into force:
ISN: LBY-2012-L-93752
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Eastlaws Database, Cario, Egypt (consulted on 2013-08-01)
Abstract/Citation: This Law establishes the National Election High Commission, which is a national body that has a legal capacity and an independent financial disclosure. The High Commission is based in Tripoli, and other branches thereof can be established.

The High National Commission undertakes the following tasks:
1-Preparation, implementation, supervision, monitoring of the election of the General National Congress and announcing its results in accordance with the principles and rules adopted for the electoral process in the Elections Law.
2-Raising public awareness of the importance of elections and encouraging people to take part therein.
3-Draw up guidelines for the electoral process in order to achieve progress and implementation of the Elections Law.
4-Registration of voters and preparation and reviewing of their records.
5-Formation of specialized committees for the electoral process, voting, counting and scheduling elections.
6-Selecting the date for accepting application forms for the candidates and candidate registration.
7-Accreditation of local and international observers and representatives of the candidates.
8-Develop a mechanism for the receipt of complaints and grievances that fall within its competence and making decision therein in accordance with the Elections Law.
9-Determining the period of electoral campaigns and monitoring them.
10-Organizing the elections for the Libyans residing overseas in countries that are determined by the High Commission and the possibility of conducting elections in these countries in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
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