Electoral Matters in South Australia

Committee Details

53rd Parliament 06/05/2014 - 17/02/2018
Lapsed due to dissolution.

Committee Function

A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on the following matters related to the General Election of 15 March 2014 -
a) The workings of Part 5 of the Constitution regarding electoral redistribution and the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission, including but not limited to the interpretation and application of the considerations in section 83 for Electoral Fairness and other criteria;
b) Other aspects of the electoral system relating to marginal seats, the electoral pendulum and electoral fairness;
c) The laws and Rules relevant to electoral advertising and taxpayer-funded advertising in an election period, including but not limited to questions of truth in political advertising;
d) The handling of complaints about conduct that may affect the result of an election, and sanctions available and applied thereto;
e) The effectiveness of measures to ensure that electors are not misled;
f) Access to and use of Government service provision records for election purposes;
g) Provision of voting services, including voting by post, pre-poll voting, services to people with disabilities and residents of declared institutions;
h) The integrity of the roll, including the identification of voters presenting and measures for subsequent verification;
i) Management of the 2014 State Election by the Electoral Commission, including the powers and resources available to the Commission;
j) Management of the 2014 State Election count to facilitate timely, reliable and adequate information;
k) Progress in implementing the recommendations of the Select Committee into Matters Related to the General Election of 20 March 2010; and
l) Any other relevant matters.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.