The office is headed by the Chief Electoral Officer appointed by Election Commission of India.
Subject to the superintendence, direction and control of the Election Commission, he/she supervises the preparation, revision and correction of all Electoral Rolls and the conduct of all elections under Sec 13 A (2) of R.P. Act 1950 and Sec 20 of R.P. Act, 1951.
The Chief Electoral Officer is assisted by the Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Joint Chief Electoral Officer and other officers drawn from the IAS/State Secretariat Service.