Elections to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania ‘2004
 
Electoral Committees
Formation of Central Electoral Committee, the powers of it
Formation of Polling District Committees, the powers of them
  Election Observers
Representatives for the Elections


Formation of Constituency Electoral Committees, the powers of them


As Article 15 of the Law on Elections to the Seimas, says
  1. The Central Electoral Committee shall for the period of elections form constituency electoral committees no later than 74 days in advance of the elections.
  2. Constituency electoral committees shall be composed of:
    1. a person nominated by the Minister of Justice, having a university law degree, who resides or works in the territory of the municipality the whole or a part whereof has been designated to this constituency;
    2. a person nominated by the Lithuanian Lawyers’ Association, having a university law degree, who resides or works in the territory of the municipality the whole or a part whereof has been designated to this constituency;
    3. a career public servant nominated by the mayor and employed in the administration of the municipality the whole or a part whereof has been designated to this constituency;
    4. persons nominated by parties which have received the mandates of the Seimas members in the multi-member constituency.
  3. The Minister of Justice, the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society and the mayor may nominate more candidates. If the territory of a constituency is made up of territories of several municipalities, the committee must include career public servants employed in the administration of all of these municipalities, nominated by the mayors of these municipalities.
  4. Parties which have received the mandates of the Seimas members in the multi-member constituency according to the list (joint list) of candidates shall each have the right to nominate two representatives to constituency electoral committees from one list of candidates nominated in this constituency. If the representatives meet the requirements of this Law, the Central Electoral Committee may not turn down said candidacies. If candidates have not been nominated, the Central Electoral Committee may, instead of them, additionally appoint as members of the Committee persons nominated by the Minister of Justice, the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society or a mayor.
  5. In all cases, no less than 3 committee members must be persons who have been appointed to constituency electoral committees from among the candidates nominated by the Minister of Justice, the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society or a mayor. If the number of such persons is less, additional members to the committee shall be appointed from among the candidates nominated by the Minister of Justice, the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society or a mayor.
  6. If elections to the Seimas or elections of the President of the Republic, or a referendum are concurrently held on the same day, the same polling district committees or referendum committees shall be formed. The Central Electoral Committee shall form a single - town, region, constituency or referendum, committee in a separate electoral, referendum territory and shall define its functions in organising and conducting other elections or a referendum.
  7. The Central Electoral Committee shall appoint the chairman of the constituency electoral committee.
  8. During its first meeting, the constituency electoral committee shall elect the deputy chairman and the secretary of the committee.


As Article 16 of the Law on Elections to the Seimas, says

The constituency electoral committee shall:
  1. inform, in the manner established by the Central Electoral Committee, the voters who reside in the constituency about the boundaries of the polling districts, their offices, their working hours and polling stations;
  2. supervise the implementation of this Law in the constituency;
  3. form polling district committees;
  4. distribute the funds allocated for the election among the polling district committees, control how these funds are used and report to the Central Electoral Committee about the funds used for the election;
  5. register election observers and issue certificates to them;
  6. monitor voting by post in the territory of the constituency;
  7. make up a list of health care, social care and guardianship institutions, military units and places of confinement situated in the territory of the constituency, and together with the head of the post office make arrangements to organise voting by post in those institutions;
  8. draw up the vote counting record of the constituency;
  9. consider complaints against decisions and actions of the polling committees and adopt decisions, repeal decisions which contravene the requirements of laws and other legal acts;
  10. exercise other powers provided for in this Law.