Sample electoral regulations

Updated 6 Jan 2015

The following sample electoral regulations and associated documents provide the formal framework for an election and may be used by inserting the name of an organisation, making choices where applicable and removing any rules from these regulations where they are already covered by the organisation's constitution.

These sample regulations provide for the election of office bearers in accordance with standard rules for single-member elections, and for the election of committee members in accordance with standard rules for multi-member elections using the Hare-Clark electoral system. Both systems use optional preferential voting. (You will need to change the regulations where relevant to use any other electoral system such as first past the post).

These documents are provided free of charge, without licence or warranty, in Microsoft Word and Excel formats. The ACT Electoral Commission (Elections ACT) makes this material available on the understanding that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use. The documents may be used as is or modified by the user in any way required. The user is responsible for ensuring that the documents are suitable for the purposes for which they are being used and should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the documents is with the user. Elections ACT takes no responsibility as to the quality and fitness of these documents for a particular purpose. By using this information each user waives and releases Elections ACT to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the usage of the material. In no event shall Elections ACT be liable for any incident or consequential damages resulting from use of the material.