Functions of the Commission

The Central Electoral Commission shall be a permanent supreme state institution for organising and conducting elections and referendums, provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania. Moreover, the Central Electoral Commission shall be a coordinating institution implementing paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council referred to in the Annex to this Law.    

The Seimas constitute the Central Electoral Commission and change its composition for four years.  The Seimas shall set up the Central Electoral Commission no later than 200 days and no earlier than 140 days after regular or early elections to the Seimas.

The Central Electoral Commission shall guarantee uniform application of election laws and the Law on Referendum on the whole territory of the Republic of Lithuania. Therefore, it establishes the instruction for implementation of these laws.  No institution or officer may issue mandatory instructions regarding the making of the decision that is within the competence of the Central Electoral Commission. It shall be prohibited for state institutions, Seimas members and other officers, the parties, non-governmental organizations or citizens to interfere in the activities of the Central Electoral Commission when organizing and conducting elections or referendums. Specific Central Electoral Commission formation and change procedure, main functions and areas of activity are prescribed in the Republic of Lithuania Law on the Central Electoral Commission.

The composition of the Central Electoral Commission comfirmed by the Seimas 22 June 2017, decision No. XIII-508.