Australian Electoral Commission

Thursday, 16 February, 2017
Use Type 
Use Case

The role of the Australian Electoral Commission is to deliver the franchise: that is, an Australian citizen's right to vote, as established by the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. The AEC is responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums and maintaining the Commonwealth electoral roll.

AEC Key Outcome: Maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services and targeted education and public awareness programs.

Associated Mandate(s) 
Use Case-Requirement Category 
Agency/Working Group or Committee 
Agency Duty 
Independent statutory authority for the management of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
How spatial Data Assists 

The redistribution of the Federal electoral Boundaries. 

Benefit Realised 

The IT Strategic Plan’s objectives are derived from the AEC’s five agency directions. The objectives are: 1. improve election logistics 2. improve election transparency 3. improve stakeholder experience 4. be ready 5. reduce risk 6. improve election staff effectiveness, and maintain capability. Location information provides a transparent, efficient and evidence base underpinning the IT strategic plans objectives.