Electoral Council
of Australia and
New Zealand

The Electoral Council of Australia and New Zealand (ECANZ) is a consultative council of Electoral Commissioners from the electoral authorities of the Commonwealth, States and Territories of Australia as well as the New Zealand Electoral Commission.

The ECANZ is guided by three key directions:

  1. The community's changing expectations regarding the delivery of electoral services
  2. Cooperation and coordination across electoral authorities
  3. Informing the community of the implication of electoral changes

Media releases

Paper released on internet voting in Australian election systems

18 September 2013 | The Electoral Council of Australia and New Zealand has released a paper on internet voting, with a view to stimulating discussion and debate in the wake of the 2013 federal election.

New internet portal provides single access point to Australian election authorities

28 March 2012 | An internet portal just released by the Electoral Council of Australia, the Australian election portal, provides a single access point that members of the media and the public can use to quickly access Australian electoral authority websites and information.

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