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Welcome to Elections ACT

The ACT Electoral Commission, known as Elections ACT, is an independent statutory authority responsible for conducting elections and referendums for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. Our mission is to provide the ACT community with high quality electoral services that ensure fair and open elections and referendums.

What's new

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19 May

Reminder for new political parties intending to register for the 2016 ACT election View the media release.

7 March

Mr Jayson Hinder officially declared elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly today View the media release.

3 February

The 2016 election handbook for Election funding, expenditure and financial disclosure is now available. Download the handbook.

26 November

Elections ACT has moved. Our office has relocated to Level 9, Eclipse House, 197 London Circuit, Canberra City. All other contact details remain the same.View a map of our new location.

12 August

The 2016 Candidate Information Handbook is now available for viewing. View the handbook

26 May

The ACT electorate names and boundaries that will apply at the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election are now official. The final determination of the Augmented Electoral Commission has been published on the ACT legislation register and took effect today, 26 May 2015.

3 March

Changes to ACT Legislative Assembly campaign finance laws commenced on 3 March 2015. View media release.

6 August

The ACT Legislative Assembly voted to increase the size of the Assembly to 25 Members from the 2016 election, consisting of 5 electorates each returning 5 Members. More information about the increase in the size of the Assembly.

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