DU­TIES OF THE EBC

Fa­cil­i­tate civic and voter ed­u­ca­tion

Observer on Saturday - - News -

It is the Com­mis­sion’s duty to en­sure that in ev­ery elec­tion, all Swazi cit­i­zens un­der­stand their rights and our po­lit­i­cal and elec­toral sys­tem.

Civic ed­u­ca­tion en­tails the demo­cratic sys­tem of gov­ern­ment, good gov­er­nance, ef­fec­tive lead­er­ship and de­vel­op­ment.

It pro­vides aware­ness on the en­vi­ron­ment in which the elec­tions take place, the value of democ­racy, the value of fun­da­men­tal hu­man rights in a democ­racy, and the re­la­tion­ship of elec­tions, democ­racy and de­vel­op­ment.

Voter ed­u­ca­tion is meant to pro­mote aware­ness and un­der­stand­ing of voter rights, elec­toral sys­tems and pro­cesses. It deals with per­ti­nent elec­toral con­cerns such as the le­gal ba­sis un­der­pin­ning the elec­toral process in­clud­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion and rel­e­vant acts and the pro­vi­sions for cit­i­zens’ in­volve­ment in the elec­toral pro­cesses.

It fur­ther puts for­ward de­sir­able val­ues and qual­i­ties of elected lead­ers.

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