Agency Details

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Agency ID101
TitleElectoral Commission of Queensland
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 19/6/1992
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Administers the state's electoral system

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Series

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
100Department of Justice (II) 19/6/1992 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
10608Electoral Registrar, Southport 19/6/1992 Current
11854Office of the Local Government Commissioner 1/7/1992 30/6/1997
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
368State Electoral Office
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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Electoral Act 1992
Queensland Government Gazette 1992, Vol. CCC, No. 70, p.1331
Queensland Government Directory 1994, 1995, 1998
Electoral Commission of Queensland, "About ECQ", viewed 18 Mar 2004,
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Legislation

Establishing Electoral Act 1992
Abolishing N/A
Administered Electoral Act 1992
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Description
FUNCTIONS:
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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID101, Electoral Commission of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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