The AEC today invited members of the public to submit written suggestions about the redistribution of federal electoral divisions in South Australia.
The Chair of the Redistribution Committee for South Australia (the Committee) and Australian Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers said recent population and enrolment growth in areas of South Australia would likely see significant changes to existing boundaries.
“The decrease in South Australia’s entitlement from 11 to 10 members means there will be consequential boundary changes across the state to ensure all divisions meet strict numerical criteria,” Mr Rogers said.
"In addition to numerical requirements, the Committee will consider communities of interest, means of travel and physical features of proposed divisions.”
Suggestions may refer to the names of electoral divisions, their geographical boundaries or a combination of both these elements.
Submitting a suggestion
Suggestions must be received by the Committee by 6pm ACDT Friday 1 December
The Committee will continue its consultation process by making all suggestions received available for public inspection from Monday 4 December 2017. The public will then have until 6pm ACDT on Friday 15 December 2017 to lodge written comments on suggestions.