Electoral Council of Australia (ECA)
The Electoral Council is a consultative council of Electoral Commissioners from the electoral authorities of the Commonwealth, States and Territories.
The ECA is guided by three key directions
- The need to keep pace with the Australian community's changing expectations regarding the delivery of electoral services through modernisation and innovation.
- Cooperation and coordination across electoral authorities, where statutes allow, to enhance the individual and collective delivery of electoral services to the Australian community.
- Informing the community and other political stakeholders through credible research and other information programs of the implication of electoral changes consistent with the challenges outlined in this document.
About the ECA
The ECA considers issues about the development and maintenance of the electoral roll for Commonwealth State, Territory and Local Government elections and matters of electoral administration, which have implication for Australian electoral authorities.
Australia's electoral systems vary widely between jurisdictions and between upper and lower houses. This area contains printable fact sheets that demonstrate the key differences.
New internet portal provides single access point to Australian election authorities
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.