THE Electoral Commission will be set up once the new Constitution is in place.
And under the 2013 Constitution, once the commission is established, it will be responsible for registering voters and conducting free and fair elections in accordance with the written law governing elections and any other relevant law.
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum earlier said the appointment would be made once the Constitution was assented by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau next week.
The new supreme law states that the Electoral Commission must make an annual report to the President concerning the operations of the commission and must submit a copy of its annual report to parliament.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum further highlighted constitutional provisions on the Electoral Commission saying that it may at other times make such reports to the President and parliament as it thinks fit.