The Electoral Commission of Queensland administers the State electoral system in cooperation with the Commonwealth electoral agency. This function involves, among other obligations, the keeping of an electoral roll for each electoral district, containing information in relation to the persons entitled to vote in each district.
The Commission assists in maintaining and monitoring the accuracy of the Commonwealth/State joint electoral roll. In addition, the Commission is responsible for the following matters: conducting Parliamentary, industrial and related elections, referenda, electoral redistributions and boundaries, education and information programs on electoral matters, research, providing information and advice to all areas of Government, deliberating, reporting, promoting and giving advice regarding electoral matters, administering the funding and disclosure provisions of the Electoral Act 1992 and registering political parties.
The Commission also conducts the Brisbane City Council election, reviews the external boundaries and electoral arrangements for local governments and conducts industrial elections and amalgamation ballots.
The Commission is headed by an Electoral Commissioner and a Deputy Electoral Commissioner. The staff of the Commission comprise electoral registrars, returning officers and assistant returning officers.
As specified in the "Electoral Act 1992", there is one returning officer for each district. One or more electoral registrars may however be appointed for each electoral district, and more than one elector may be appointed as assistant returning officer for an electoral district.