Our History

Note: Research is being undertaken to compile a historic evolvement of the Electoral Commission.  The description will be in essay form, possibly aided by visual reproductions of the period (ballot paper and notice to voter), from as early as the year 1849 and will be displayed in this Section.

  • Chief Electoral Commissioners (1849 - present)

    Tags: History

    On the 23rd of July 1849, Governor Richard More O’Ferrall appointed legal persons as Commissioners to revise the Electoral Lists and to conduct elections.  However, prior to 1927, the Commission … more

  • Identity Cards in Malta - a brief history

    Tags: History

    In 1975 instructions were given to the Commissioner of Police and the Director of Information to photograph each person over 18 years old and eventually provide each person with an Identity Card. … more