Redistributions occur to maintain 'one vote, one value’ as population changes. Set criteria, the transparency of each process and independent panels are all critical aspects.
The AEC is a secretariat. An independent Redistribution Committee releases a proposal before an expanded independent body determines final names and boundaries. Each process has several rounds of public input. All submissions are published with reports outlining reasons for every decision.
Redistributions are underway in NSW, VIC & WA now.
Australia’s first referendum in almost a quarter of a century was an enormous operational and logistical undertaking, requiring a temporary workforce of up to 100,000 staff.
Members of the community from around the country put up their hand to work in a range of paid roles, including officer-in-charge of a polling place, polling official, and as one of many counting staff. Without this dedicated and committed workforce it would not have been possible to successfully deliver this event, where more Australians voted than in any other electoral event in our history.
Congratulations on ensuring people could have their say and thank you for working with the AEC.
Financial disclosure returns are published after each federal election, by-election and referendum - as well as annually. Those returns provide information such as donations and expenditure from disclosure entities and others with an obligation.
Annual returns for the 2022-23 financial year will be published on the Transparency Register on Thursday 1 February 2024. That publication of financial disclosure information will not relate to the 2023 referendum – referendum returns are a separate publication that will occur on 1 April 2024.
These dates, and requirements, are legislated.
Redistributions of federal electoral divisions in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia are now underway.
Key statistics, information and results from the 2023 referendum.
Claims that there’ll be two questions on the ballot paper are incorrect.
Calls for AEC fact checking don’t account for the legislative requirements.
Comparisons to the 2017 postal survey process aren’t correct.
You do not need to enrol separately for the 2023 referendum.
Every federal election and referendum we need around 100,000 temporary staff. Earn money and get a valuable experience.
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A referendum can be held at any time, it does not need to be held in conjunction with a federal election.
To be eligible to enrol to vote from overseas, you must be an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older, and intend to return to Australia within six years.
You can upload, fax, or post your signed form or letter to the AEC.
You do not need to notify the AEC when a relative or friend has died as this information is provided to the AEC.