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The AEC does not have the authority to conduct eligibility checks. Candidate eligibility is addressed in Section 44 of the Constitution. The Constitution is administered by the Attorney-General’s Department.

It is also worth noting that there is no data source available that would enable comprehensive candidate eligibility inquiries to be made in a timely and accurate way.

Can we count you in?

The AEC employs around 80,000 Australians to deliver a federal election.

There are election roles available before, on or after election day.

AEC Portfolio Budget 2018–19

The AEC’s Portfolio Budget Statement is available from the Department of Finance website.

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Senate ballot box

Since the 2016 federal election the AEC has conducted a number of Senate special counts following decisions by the High Court regarding the eligibility of candidates.

Statements of results for special Senate counts are updated as available.

Electoral Act

The way in which federal electoral advertisements must be authorised has changed.

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