Competences of the State Electoral Commission relating to the conduct of elections

The State Electoral Commission performs tasks foreseen by legislation regulating election of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, election for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia, election of members to the European Parliament form the Republic of Croatia, election of members of representative bodies of units of local and regional  self-government, election of municipality heads, mayors and county prefects and their deputies  and election for deputies of municipality heads, mayors and county prefects from among members of national minorities or from among members of Croatian people (hereinafter referred to as local elections) and election of council members and representatives of national minorities to the units of local and regional self-govermnet (hereinafter referred to as elections of council members and national minorities representatives).

While conducting elections, the State Electoral Commission:
 
1. ensures for a lawful preparation and conduct of the elections 

2. prescribes and publishes compulsory instructions for  work of the electoral commissions and election commitees

3. prescribes forms to  be used during preparations and conduct of the elections

4. based on valid proposed lists of candidates or candidacies:
a) publishes list of election units and establishes and publishes summary lists of electoral units in the elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament
b) establishes and publishes the list of candidates in the elections of the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia  and
c) establishes and publishes the summary list in the election of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia

5. publishes on   its the web-page of the State Electoral Commission the following information on:
a) validly proposed lists of candidates and summary list for the election of representative bodies of units of local and regional self-governemt and summary list of validly proposed candidacies for municipal head, mayor and county prefect from among members of national minorities or from among members of Croatian people
b) validly proposed lists of candidates and election lists in elections of members of councils as well as candidates and election lists at elections for national minorities representatives 

6. appoints members of the following election bodies:
a) electoral commissions of election units in the election of representatives to the Croatian Parliament
b) municipal and city electoral commissions as well as the City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb in the elections of the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia
c) county electoral commissions and City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb in the electon of members to the European Parliamnt from the Republic of Croatia
d) county electoral commissions and City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb in local elections and
e) county electoral commissions and City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb in elections for council members and national minorities representatives

7. supervises the work of and render expert assistance to election bodies, namely:
a) to electoral commissions of election units in the elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament
b) to municipal and city electoral commissions and the City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb  in the elections for the President of the Republic of Croatia
c) to county electoral commissions and the City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb  in the elections of members to the European Parliamnt from the Republic of Croatia
d) to county, city and municipal electoral commissions and the City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb  in local elections and
e) to county electoral commissions and the City Electoral Commission of the City of Zagreb   in the elections for council members  and national minorities representatives

8. provides educational trainings to the members of the electoral bodies (by holding meetings and workshops, providing instructions and giving notifications, providing reminders for the work of election committees, online education, etc. )

9. determines polling stations and appoints presidents and members of election committees at seats of diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Croatia in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia

10. supervises regularity of election campaign in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia

11. supervises election campaign financing in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia and local elections, as foreseen by special legislation

12. supervises the print of ballots  in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia

13. determines and publishes voting results in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia

14. publishes information on voting results in local elections and elections of council members and national minorities representatives on its web page

15. decides on objections relating to irregularitis in the course of candidacy and course of elections in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia, elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia, elections of members of county assemblies and City Assembly of the City of Zagreb, elections of county prefects and mayor of the City of Zagreb and their deputies and election of deputy county prefects from among members of national minorities or from among members of Croatian people

16. approves election observing to non-governmental organisations and foreign observers in elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia as well as to foreign observers in local elections and elections of council members and national minorities representatives

17. ensures funding in the State Budget and disposes of funding for the coverage of costs in  elections of representatives to the Croatian Parliament, elections for the Presidentof the Republic of Croatia and elections of members to the European Parliament from the Republic of Croatia, determines the manner in which funding is to be spent, supervises the spending of funding, allocates appropriate funds to electoral commissions and publishes comprehensive reports on election costs and manners of their spending on the web-page of the State Electoral Commission  

18. ensures funding in the State Budget and disposes of funding  necessary to meet the obligations of the State Electoral Commission pursuant to the Local Elections Act

19. informs citizens on the conduct of elections and possibilities to protect electoral rights in electoral proceedings and  

20. submits to competent authorities and to the Croatian Parliament a report on conducted election within 60 days of the day official election results were published.