The National Electoral Commission (NEC) is the national election commission of Tanzania (Tume ya Uchaguzi Tanzania)
An election commission is a body charged with overseeing the
implementation of election procedures. The formal names of election
commissions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be styled an
electoral commission, a central or state election commission,an election board, an electoral council or an electoral court.Election commissions can be independent, mixed, judicial or executive.
They may also be responsible for electoral boundary delimitation. In
federations there may be a separate body for each subnational
government. The election commission has a duty to perform election
related activities in an orderly manner. For election related problems,
Election Commission is responsible
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The Political Elections in Tanzania categorized in local Government and National level. the local Government is titled for electing Streets or Villages Chairman’s and The National Level is referred to as General Election for electing the head of state – the president – and a legislature
Article 74(6) of the constitution states its responsibilities:
- Register voters for the union presidential and parliamentary elections.
- Supervise the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections
- Review and demarcate the electoral boundaries
- Perform any other function as per the law such as organize referendums.