The information and products available below are relevant to candidates and political parties.
Electoral Backgrounders are provided to aide understanding of aspects of electoral legislation that give rise to most of the questions received by the AEC during an election period.
Electoral backgrounders are provided in html only but can be printed directly from the website in a printer friendly format.
This guide is intended to assist political parties to understand the party registration provisions of Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. It provides general guidance on the requirements and process for: