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Independent Electoral Commission

Areas of Responsibility

The Commission is responsible for:

  • The conduct and supervision of elections of elected members of the National Assembly and of a Local Authority;
  • The conduct of referenda;
  • Ensuring that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly;
  • Giving instructions and directions to the Secretary of the Commission with regard to his/her responsibilities;
  • Performing such other functions as may be prescribed by an Act of Parliament.
Departments/Sections of the Ministry
  • Electoral Affairs & Operations
  • Corporate Services
Departments/Sections and Key Functions

Key Fuctions of the Department

  • To conduct Civic and Voter Education.
  • To facilitate demarcation of polling districts and polling stations.
  • To conduct Voter registration.
  • To develop and maintain quality database of the electorate.
  • To facilitate Parliamentary and Council elections.
  • To conduct referenda.
  • To conduct research on elections.

Elections Affairs & Field Operations:

  • Demarcation of polling districts
  • Registration of voters
  • Production and maintenance of voters rolls
  • Nomination of candidates
  • Voting facilitation
  • Conduct of elections
  • Conduct of referenda
  • Civic and voter education
  • Research

Corporate Services

  • Human Resources Management and Administration
  • Management of finance and accounts
  • Office operations
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resource development
  • Information Technology support



Ministry Contact Details

Independent Electoral Commission

Private Bag 00284

Gaborone, Botswana

Plot 63726

Fairgrounds Office Park (between Grant Thornton and Twin Towers offices)


Phone: (+267) 361 2400  

Toll free No: 0800 600 710

Fax: (+267) 3900581/3905205/3190889

Website: ,

Facebook: IEC Botswana

Email: iec_info [at] (iec_info[at]gov[dot]bw)  


Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 1630 Monday to Friday except Public on Holidays.


Principal Relations Officer

Mr. O. Maroba

Phone: (+267) 361 2400 

Fax: 319 0889

Email: iec_info [at] (iec_info[at]gov[dot]bw)