Definitions for "Electoral Commission"
An independent body that was set up by the UK Parliament. Its mission is to foster public confidence and participation by promoting integrity, involvement and effectiveness in the democratic process.
An independent body established under the Electoral Act 1993 to carry out a number of functions related to the Parliamentary electoral system.
In 1877, Congress created a special electoral commission to decide the disputed outcome of the electoral vote in the 1876 presidential election. The eight Republicans and seven Democrats on the commission awarded all twenty disputed votes to Republican candidate, Rutherford B. Hayes and he won the electoral vote and the presidency, 185 to 184.