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.
About CEC and the replacement procedure, its main functions and activities are established in Republic of Lithuania Law on the Central Electoral Commission.