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The Electoral Council of Australia and New Zealand (ECANZ) is a consultative council of the Electoral Commissioners from electoral authorities of the Commonwealth, States and Territories of Australia and New Zealand.

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A record number of South Australians took part in the 2018 Council elections run over October and November across 67 local councils with a voter turnout of 32.66% compared to 31.99% in the previous elections held in 2014.


24/11/2018 - 8:00am

The Victorian State election is on Saturday 24 November

For Victorian residents, you must be on the electoral roll for the address you live at by 8.00 pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018 (Melbourne Cup Day) to vote.

On 1 July 2018 important new laws for electoral funding and disclosure begin. The new laws provide for more frequent disclosure of political donations and aim to simplify processes for electoral participants in state and local government elections in New South Wales. The new rules will apply to participants at the 2019 NSW State election.