Aims and objectives

The electoral commission aims to deliver an independent, impartial, and professional electoral service that effectively meets the diverse needs of all stakeholders involved in the electoral process. With a commitment to upholding democratic principles, transparency, and fairness, the commission plays a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity of electoral processes across Mauritius and its outer islands.

Core Objectives

  • Accurate Register of Electors: One of the primary responsibilities of the commission is to maintain a precise register of electors for various elections, including National Assembly Elections, Local Government Elections, and Rodrigues Regional Assembly Elections. This register serves as the foundation for electoral integrity, ensuring that eligible citizens have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • Independent and Impartial Electoral Service: The commission operates with a commitment to independence and impartiality, ensuring that electoral procedures and decisions are free from undue influence or bias. By upholding rigorous standards of professionalism and ethical conduct, the commission strives to inspire public confidence in the electoral process and uphold the sanctity of democratic elections.
  • Fairness and Transparency: Central to its mission is the promotion of a level playing field for all stakeholders involved in elections. The commission ensures that electoral laws and regulations are applied consistently and equitably, fostering an environment where electoral campaigns, media coverage, and voter education efforts are conducted fairly. By promoting transparency in electoral administration and decision-making processes, the commission enhances public trust and perception of elections as free and fair.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Education: The commission actively engages with various stakeholders, including political parties, civil society organizations, media, and the general public, to promote understanding of electoral processes and rights. It conducts voter education campaigns to inform citizens about their voting rights, registration procedures, and the importance of participating in democratic elections. By fostering informed and engaged voters, the commission strengthens democratic participation and civic responsibility among Mauritians.
  • Continuous Improvement: In its pursuit of excellence, the commission continually evaluates and enhances its electoral practices, procedures, and technologies. It adopts best practices in electoral administration, incorporates feedback from stakeholders, and implements innovations to improve efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility in electoral services.

In conclusion, the Electoral Commission of Mauritius is dedicated to ensuring the integrity, fairness, and transparency of electoral processes. By maintaining accurate voter registers, providing independent electoral services, promoting fairness among stakeholders, engaging in voter education, and striving for continuous improvement, the commission plays a crucial role in safeguarding democracy and upholding the rights of citizens to participate in free and fair elections.