REPUBLIC ELECTORAL COMMISSION IN IT PERMANENT COMPOSITION
In line with the Law on Election of Members of Parliament, the Republic Electoral Commission in PERMANENT composition comprises:
- 16 members
- a Representative of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, and
The Chairperson and the Members of the Republic Electoral Commission is appointed by the National Assembly for a period of four years, upon proposal of the National Assembly parliamentary groups.
Secretary of the Republic Commission is appointed by the National Assembly from the ranks of the experts employed with its Service.
The Secretary shall participate in the work of the Commission without the right of decision-making.
The representative of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia shall participate in the work of the Commission without the right of decision-making.
The president and members of a polling board shall have their deputies/substitutes.
Deputies/Substitutes shall have the equal rights and responsibilities as the members they substitute.
The Chairperson, members of the Republic Electoral Commission and their deputies/substitutes must be bachelors of law.
Both the members and substitutes of the authorities for carrying out the elections CANNOT BE in direct blood kinship, irrespective of the degree of kinship, nor in collateral line to the third degree of blood kinship or kins-in-law to the second degree of kinship, and they also cannot be marriage partners, persons related by adoption, or custodians and wards.
Member of the Commission or her/his substitute shall cease to perform her/his duty in the Commission if she/he accepts a candidacy for a Member of Parliament.
REPUBLIC ELECTORAL COMMISSION IN ITS EXTENDED COMPOSITION
During elections the Republic Electoral Commission will operate in its EXTENDED composition and will comprise, beside the Chairperson, members, secretary, their substitutes and the representative of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, and one representative of each MP lists’ submitter, i.e. one representative of the proposers of the Presidential candidates.
Commission shall work and decide in the extended composition as of the day of appointment of the members of the Commission’s extended composition, until the moment the Commission determines and proclaims the election results.
WORKING GROUPS OF THE REPUBLIC ELECTORAL COMMISSION
For the purpose of examining particular issues from its scope of activity, preparation of draft regulations, reports and other documents, and for undertaking certain electoral activities, Commission may establish working groups from the ranks of its members.
Representatives of the state institutions and organisations may take part in the operation of the working groups in order to provide expert assistance.
The Decision on establishing the Commission shall lay down its tasks and composition.
Commission does not have its own service, i.e. its permanently employed service, but the Service of the National Assembly shall provide necessary expert, administrative and technical assistance during performance of the tasks for the needs of the Commission in compliance with Law on Election of Members of Parliament and the National Assembly Decision on organization and operation of the Service.