The Central Election Commission of Ukraine
(, commonly abbreviated in Ukrainian as ЦВК
); sometimes referred to as the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine) is a permanent collegiate body of the Ukrainian government
Mission and Authority
The Commission is vested with authority to supervise and conduct presidential, parliamentary, and local self-government elections in Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian and local referendums. It issues mandatory decrees, which may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Ukraine
or the High Administrative Court of Ukraine. The Commission is directly financed from the state budget of Ukraine.
The overall trust in the Central Election Commission of Ukraine in Ukraine is very low., Kyiv Post
(December 28, 2009)
The Commission consists of 15 members. Each member is appointed for a 7-year term by the Verkhovna Rada
(parliament) of Ukraine. Nominees are submitted by the President of Ukraine upon consultations with parliamentary factions and groups. Appointed members take an oath of office at the plenary session meeting of the parliament.
The Commission elects out of its ranks the head of the Commission, deputy heads, and the secretary of the Commission.
There are different electoral divisions depending on the level of elections. Before the electoral of 1997 and the installation of the Central Election Commission the country consisted of 450 electoral districts (number of parliamentarians... Read More