Electoral Management Design Database




Model of electoral management



Australia, Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 [Compilation date: 18 February 2022; Includes amendments up to: Act No. 6, 2022], accessed 1 May 2022

6. Establishment of Commission

(1)  There is established by this section a Commission by the name of the Australian Electoral Commission.

(2)  The Commission shall consist of:

(a)  a Chairperson;

(b)  the Electoral Commissioner; and

(c)  one other member. […]

Electoral Management Bodies

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Name of EMB Number of EMB members Term of office EMB members selected by Chair appointed/elected by Party or expert based membership
Australian Electoral Commission 3 Maximum 7 years Governor-General Governor-General, on suggestion by Chief Justice of the Federal Court Expert
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