Referendum backgrounders

The AEC publishes backgrounders as an introduction to areas of electoral or referendum law for the information and guidance of all interested parties.

Referendum backgrounders

The AEC currently has two referendum backgrounders available:

Additional pages are also being drafted based on the need for specific further advice, including backgrounders on enrolment fraud and multiple voting, compulsory voting and polling place and other offences.

This follows the recent passage of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Bill 2022 in March 2023.

People seeking information regarding aspects of referendum laws should: