Electoral management body

Not the electoral system, which is mainly the way in which the votes of citizens are translated into the membership of legislative bodies, the way in which elections are conducted. Because of the risk of interference, especially from the government, it is common to have a body such as an independent election commission run an election. Sometimes this body is part of the judiciary. It would be in charge of accepting nominations, recruiting staff, arranging the voting on polling day, counting and preserving the ballots, and the like.