Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) was established on 1st January, 2000 (SIEC Law, 2000). The Commission was inaugurated on 19th March, 2001.

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EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR

Anambra State Governor, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano...


ABOUT US

Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) was established on 1st January, 2000 (SIEC Law, 2000). The Commission was inaugurated on 19th March, 2001 with the following responsibilities assigned to it by law.

  1. Referendum for the creation of new Local Government.
  2. Creation of New Electoral Wards.
  3. Conduct of Local Government Council Election (see Law establishing ANSIEC).
 

The Commission’s headquarters is located at KM 8 No. 14/16 Awka – Onitsha Express way, Awka. The Commission’s postal correspondence is P.M.B. 6045, Awka, Email address is ansiecawka@gmail.com.

The Commission also have out-station offices in the twenty-one (21) Local Government Area headquarters of Anambra State. The Commission staff strength is about eighty-seven (87). Some of the staff totalling about thirty-five (35) are drawn from various ministries in the State. They are all paid in their various parent organisations. The rest of the staff are employed by the Commission and paid through the Commission’s overhead. The staff serve at headquarters and the field respectively. The Commission on 11th December, 2001 conducted a Referendum for the creation of new Local Government Area in the twenty-one (21) L.G.A.’s of the State. On 11th January, 2014, the Commission conducted its first Local Council polls for the election of Chairmen and Councillors since its establishment. The tenure of the elected Chairmen and Councillors has expired since 2016 and the Commission is yet to conduct another election.

Organisational Structure

There are six departments in the Commission, namely;

  1. General Administration
  2. Operations and Field Services
  3. Human Resources Management
  4. Accounts
  5. Planning, Research and Statistics
  6. Logistics and Transport

There are also five Autonomous Units, namely;

  1. Commission’s Secretariat
  2. Library and Documentation
  3. Public Affairs
  4. Audit
  5. Legal Unit and other units.
Please see the organisational chart.

Anambra State has 3 Senatorial Districts, 11 Federal Constituencies, 30 States Constituencies, 326 Electoral Wards, and 4,608 Polling Units.

Anambra State had her first Local Council Elections on 11th January, 2014.