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Chapter 2 Government Agencies of Election and Recall
Article 6
An election commission shall be established in the central government and each municipality or county (city) to handle the election of civil servants.
Article 7
The Central Election Commission shall be in charge of the election of members of the Legislative Yuan, municipal councilors, the governors of municipalities (municipal mayors), county (city) councilors and governors of counties (cities) and direct and supervise each of each municipal or county (city) election commission.
The election of representatives and chiefs of indigenous districts shall be implemented by the municipal election commission; the election of representatives of township (city) congresses and chiefs of townships (cities) shall be implemented by the county election commission.
The election of chiefs of villages (boroughs) shall be implemented by the governing municipal or county (city) election commission.
The election referred to in the two preceding Paragraphs shall be implemented by the municipal and county (city) election commissions and supervised by the Central Election Commission. During the period of election, municipal or county (city) election commissions shall establish offices regarding election affairs in the townships (cities/districts).
Article 8
The Central Election Commission is subordinate to the Executive Yuan, and in the Commission shall be set several commissioners appointed by the President at the request of the Premier of the Executive Yuan, among whom one shall be designated as the Chairperson. The organization of the Commission will be prescribed in law in addition.
The municipal and county (city) election commissions are subordinate to the Central Election Commission, and in a municipal or county (city) election commission shall be set several commissioners appointed by the Premier of the Executive Yuan at the request of the Central Election Commission, among whom one shall be designated as the Chairperson.
Regulations governing the organization of municipal and county (city) election commissions shall be drafted by the Central Election Commission and reported to the Executive Yuan for ratification.
There shall be nonpolitical-party persons in an election commission, and the number of those who are in a same political party shall be not more than 2/5 of the total commissioners in the Central Election Commission, or 1/2 of the total commissioners in a municipal or county (city) election commission.
The election commissions of specific levels shall perform their duties fairly and justly according to the relevant laws and regulations.
Article 9
The recall of civil servants shall be implemented by the election commissions of specific levels, and the provisions of Article 7 shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Article 10
During the period of election or recall, the election commissions of specific levels may call the staff of the governments of specific levels to handle the relevant affairs.
Article 11
The election commissions of specific levels shall undertake the following matters respectively and separately:
1. Issuance of public notice for election and recall.
2. Procedure and plan of election and recall.
3. Examination of candidates' qualifications.
4. Planning of election and recall propaganda.
5. Supervision and inspection of election and recall.
6. Establishment and administration of polling stations and ballot counting stations.
7. Examination of the result of election or recall.
8. Fabrication and issuance of electees' certificates.
9. Prescribing the measures governing the campaign propaganda activities of the political parties via TV and other media tools.
10. Other matters regarding election and recall.
The municipal and county (city) election commissions shall direct and supervise the township (city / district) offices to handle the following affairs regarding the election and recall of civil servants:
1. Implementation of the publication of the list of electors for the public to read.
2. Implementation of the establishment and administration of polling stations and ballot counting stations.
3. Selection of the personnel of polling stations and ballot counting stations.
4. Distribution of the ballots for election or recall.
5. Distribution of the election bulletin and the notice of voting.
6. Propaganda of the laws and regulations regarding election and recall.
7. Implementation of other matters regarding election and recall.
Article 12
In the Central Election Commission shall be set several patrol supervisors assumed by the just persons with the right of suffrage selected by the Central Election Commission and employed by the Premier of the Executive Yuan, among whom one shall be designated as the convener. Under each municipal or county (city) election commission shall be set a supervision group composed of several members assumed by the just persons with the right of suffrage selected by the municipal or county (city) election commission and employed by the Central Election Commission among whom one shall be designated as the convener. The aforesaid personnel shall execute the following matters:
1. Supervision matters governing the violation of the candidates, the proposer of a proposal of recall, or the person recalled against the laws and regulations on election and recall.
2. Supervision matters governing the violation of the candidates or the voters of a proposal of recall against the laws and regulations on election and recall.
3. Supervision matters of the illegalities of the personnel handling election and recall affairs.
4. Other matters related to the supervision of election and recall.
The patrol supervisors and the members of the Supervision Group referred to in the preceding Paragraph all are no-pay positions. The tenure and the quota shall be prescribed in the organizational regulations of the central, municipal or county (city) election commission.
The municipal and county (city) election commissions may select the just persons having the right of suffrage as the supervisors of the politics presentations to supervise the presentation of politics.
Regulations governing the election commissions of specific levels performing the duty of supervision shall be prescribed by the Central Election Commission.
Article 13
The Central Government shall budget the overall annual ordinary expenditures of the election commissions of specific levels. As for the required expenditures for implementing election and recall, the Central Government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of members of Legislative Yuan; the corresponding municipal government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of municipal councilors and the municipal mayor; the corresponding county (city) government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of county (city) councilors and the governor of a county (city); the corresponding township (city) government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of representatives of a township (city) congress, the chief of a township (city) and chiefs of the villages (boroughs) in a township (city); the corresponding Indigenous district government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of representatives and the chief of Indigenous districts; the corresponding municipal or city government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of chiefs of boroughs in a municipality or city; however, the corresponding Indigenous district government shall budget the expenses of election and recall of chiefs of boroughs.