National Electoral Council
The National Electoral Council is a collegial body composed of representatives from Ecuadorian society, with rotating mandates, which assume the responsibility for organizing, directing and supervising the country's electoral processes. It is comprised of five councilors or senior advisers, who will serve for six years, and is partially renewed every three years, two members on the first occasion, three members in the second, and so on. The National Electoral Council holds dialogues and deliberates on the electoral process in Ecuador. Its counselors include regular citizens who participate in the processes under their care. Among other functions, the Council should organize, direct, monitor and guarantee, in a transparent manner, the electoral processes, call elections, carry out electoral counts, proclaim results, and name electoral winners.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision