The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission was established with the following aims and objectives:
(i) To conduct free, fair, credible and acceptable Local Government Elections in Edo State in order to strengthen democracy at the grassroots level;
(ii)To conduct Bye-Election(s) into any elective offices that may become vacant in the Local Government Councils;
(iii)To undertake the prosecution of cases that might have arisen from the conduct of Local Government Elections at the Tribunals and High Courts;
(iv)To assist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the compilation of Voter Register and delimitation of Wards in the State;
(v)To generate revenue for the State Government especially from the sale of forms to contestants vying for Chairmanship and Councillorship positions in the 18 Local Government Areas of the State as well as registration of contractors wishing to do business with the Commission;
(vi)To ensure regular maintenance of office equipment and other infrastructural facilities owned by the Commission such as air-conditioners, computers, generators and boreholes, among others;
(vii)To ensure adequate training for members, staff, Electoral Officers (E.Os.) and Assistant Electoral Officers (A.E.Os.) in the Field Offices of the Commission in the 18 Local Government Areas as well as other Ad-hoc staff engaged in the conduct of Elections.
Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) came into being as an instrument of Government, through the State Independent Electoral Commission establishment Law 2000 published in Gazette No. 43 Vol 25 of 26th October, 2000, in accordance with secion 197 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Repulic of Nigeria. The present Chairman and members of the Commission were sworn in by the Edo State Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomole on 21st December, 2012. Justice Daniel Hayble (Rtd) is the Acting Chairman.