The AEC is funded to deliver one 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.
Over the next four years the AEC will focus its efforts on five complementary directions to successfully deliver the next federal election and position the AEC for the future (including the 2019 federal election and beyond). The agency directions are to:
In addition to the agency directions, the AEC will continue to focus on its legislative deliverables. These are:
During 2016-17 the AEC will implement a number of activities that will provide confidence the AEC is appropriately placed to deliver the agency directions.