Who are we?
The ACT Electoral Commission is an independent statutory authority with responsibility for:
- the conduct of elections and referendums for the ACT Legislative Assembly;
- the determination of electoral boundaries for the ACT; and
- the provision of electoral advice and services to a wide range of clients:
Structure and Staffing
The ACT Electoral Commission comprises three statutory office holders - a part-time Chairperson (Mr Roger Beale), a full-time Electoral Commissioner (Mr Phillip Green) and another part-time member (Ms Dawn Casey).
The Electoral Commissioner is assisted by four full-time officers and one part time officer employed under the Public Sector Management (PSM) Act. The Commissioner has the powers of a Chief Executive under the PSM Act in relation to those staff.
The positions are:
- Deputy Electoral Commissioner (Senior Officer Grade B)
- Election Projects Manager (Administrative Service Officer Class 6)
- Finance and Office Manager (Administrative Service Officer Class 6)
- Education and Information Officer (Administrative Service Officer Class 5)
- Administration and Finance Officer (Administrative Service Officer Class 5)
At election times the Commissioner seconds additional staff from the ACT Public Service and from other Australian electoral authorities and employs casual staff under the Electoral Act. For administrative purposes, the ACT Electoral Commission comes under the Justice and Community Safety portfolio, with the Attorney General, Mr Simon Corbell MLA, as the responsible Minister.
Budget details are recorded in the Commission's annual reports.