Matters Related to the General Election of 20 March 2010

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
52nd Parliament 06/05/2010 - 15/02/2014
Committee reported on 29 November 2011

Committee Function

I.That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into and report
upon the following matters related to the General Election of 20 March 2010 -
(a) the use of bogus How to Vote cards and other election day material to
mislead voters and measures that may be necessary to ensure that electors are
not mislead;
(b) provision of voting services including voting by post and services to
residents of declared institutions;
(c) the integrity of the roll, including the identification of voters presenting and
measures for subsequent verification; and
(d) management of the election by the Electoral Commission, including the
powers and resources available to the Commission.
IA.To inquire into and report upon matters related to the November 2010 Local Government
Elections, viz.: -
(a) the security and scrutiny for postal voting;
(b) the cost effectiveness of the postal voting system and alternatives to it;
(c) the effectiveness of elector registration processes for non-resident electors;
(d) factors influencing voter turnout;
(e) possible provision for mayoral candidates to contest council positions;
(f) the length of council election terms; and
(g) any other relevant matters.
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