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2017 is an election year for local governments throughout Western Australia.  Election day is 21 October, although most of these ordinary elections will be conducted as postal ballots. While October… read more

Voting at State elections and referenda is compulsory for eligible electors. Over the coming days the Commission will be sending out Apparent Failure to Vote - Penalty Notices to electors who appear… read more

Tasmanian Legislative Council Election for Divisions of Launceston, Murchison and Rumney The Commission will provide early voting services for electors voting in the Tasmanian Legislative Council… read more

Under section 99F of the Electoral Act 1907 the results of any audit into the deployment of technology assisted voting is to be published on the Commission’s website following the close of polling.… read more

The Legislative Council vacancies in the East Metropolitan and North Metropolitan Regions caused by the resignations of the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson and the Hon. Peter Katsambanis have today been… read more

In accordance with legislative requirements, vacancies in the East Metropolitan and North Metropolitan Regions were advertised on 25 March 2017 in The West Australian and The Australian. Nominations… read more

NSW State by-elections in three districts – Gosford, Manly and North Shore The election date for the above three by-elections is Saturday 8th April 2017, early voting is now open. For interstate… read more

At the 2013 general election there was concern over the particularly high rate of informality across a number Legislative Assembly districts. Given the system of full preferential voting and tight… read more

The vote calculation and Returning Officer declaration for the final two upper house regions, the South and North Metropolitan regions, is scheduled to take place from 3.00 pm this afternoon,… read more

Legislative Assembly The counting of votes in the Legislative Assembly was concluded yesterday. Final results are as per the figures on the 2017 State Election  page on the Commission’s website… read more