Chief Electoral Commissioners (1849 - present)

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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 members were all equal in rank and in fact, no Principal Commissioner was appointed amongst them. 

On 23rd June, 1849, Governor O’Ferrall published the related Proclamation (No. I) entitled A Law to regulate and appoint the Election of Members to serve in the Council of Government of Malta upon instructions issued in Westminster, London, by Queen Victoria through Letters Patent of 11th May, 1849.

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    Tancredi Gouder

    1927 - 1932


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    Eustratius L. Petrocochino

    1932 - 1945



  3. Frank Agius
    1945 - 1952


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    Carmel Agius Gilibert

    1952 - 1956

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    Alfred Wirth

    1956 - 1959



  6. Maurice J. Abela
    1959 - 1972



  7. Lawrence Baron
    1972 - 1980


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    Alexander A. Grech

    1980 - 1986



  9. Emanuel C. Farrugia
    1986 - 1989



  10. Carmel R. Callus
    1989 - 1993



  11. Carmel V. Vella
    1993 - 1995



  12. Carmel J. Portelli
    1995 - 1998

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    Carmel L. Degabriele

    1998 - 2006



  14. Edward R. Gatt
    2006 - 2010

  15. Salv. Gauci

    2010 - 2014


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    Joseph Church
    2014 -