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Australian Electoral Commission

Owning Institution:

2019 electoral pocketbook

This Pocketbook includes data on the types of votes cast, formal and informal votes, election funding and financial disclosure at the 2019 federal election.

Analysis of informal voting: House of Representatives 2016 election

Following the 2016 general election, the AEC undertook an Informal Ballot Paper Study to analyse the levels and types of informal voting. The national informality rate (informal votes as a percentage of all votes cast) decreased from 5.91 per cent of all votes cast in...

Proposed redistribution of South Australia into electoral divisions

This report outlines the proposed redistribution of South Australia’s federal electoral divisions and the Redistribution Committee’s reasons supporting the plan.

Proposed redistribution of the Australian Capital Territory into electoral divisions

A redistribution of electoral divisions in the Australian Capital Territory was required, as the number of members of the House of Representatives that is to be chosen for the ACT at the next general election has increased from two to three.

Voter turnout: 2016 House of Representatives and Senate elections

Turnout at the 2016 House of Representatives elections (91.0 per cent) was the lowest recorded since the introduction of compulsory voting ahead of the 1925 federal election, finds this analysis. Turnout at the 2016 Senate elections (91.9 per cent) was the lowest recorded since the...