Independent Election Commission - Jordan

The Independent Election Commission is the national electoral commission of Jordan, which is responsible for administering and supervising elections under the Constitution of Jordan.

About IEC

An amendment to the constitution in 2011 enabled the establishment of the Commission, which was a demand from the Arab Spring protests. The commission is responsible for all elections in Jordan, including the general and local elections.

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الحيادية
Neutrality
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الشفافية
Transparency
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الإستقلالية
Independence
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المساواة
Equality
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سيادة القانون
The rule of law
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النزاهة
Integrity
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التشاركية
Participatory

Board of Commissioners

The Commission has a Board of Commissioners composed of a President and four members appointed by a Royal Decree for a non-renewable term of six years upon the recommendation of a committee chaired by the Prime Minister and the membership of both the President of the House of Representatives and the President of the Judicial Council and in accordance with the conditions stipulated in the Law of the Commission.

معالي الدكتور خالد الكلالدة

Dr Khalid Al Kalaldeh

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent Election Commission

الدكتور زهير ابو فارس

Dr. Zuhair Abu Fares

Member

عطوفة السيد فيصل يوسف الشبول

Mr. Faisal Al-Shboul

Member

المستقلة للانتخاب تعقد ورشة عمل خاصة بلجان الانتخاب

Dr. Abeer Bashir Dababneh

Member

السيد عمار الحسيني

Mr. Ammar Ahmad Alhussainy

Member

Legislation

The work of the Independent Election Commission is regulated by a number of legislations.

 As an institution, the Independent Election Commission bears the status of constitutionalism, according to Article 67/2 of the Jordanian constitution.

 And according to the law"ministries, government departments, official and public institutions are obligated to provide all kinds of support and assistance requested by the authority to enable it to carry out the tasks and responsibilities entrusted to it ..."

 Outside the election season, the Commission is committed to its duties and legal role to "educate voters about the importance of participating in political life, including electoral processes."

 Next, contracts regulate the Commission’s relations, starting with the constitution and ending with highly detailed reports.