Information for parties, candidates & scrutineers

Updated: 15 October 2018

The information and products available below are relevant to candidates and political parties.

Counting the votes

Scrutineer and candidates information

Expected election day polling places

Nomination forms

Electoral advertising

Electoral Backgrounders

Electoral Backgrounders are provided to aide understanding of aspects of electoral legislation that give rise to most of the questions received by the AEC during an election period.

Electoral backgrounders are provided in html only but can be printed directly from the website in a printer friendly format.

Postal vote guidelines

Party Registration Guide

This guide is intended to assist political parties to understand the party registration provisions of Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. It provides general guidance on the requirements and process for:

  • registering a political party
  • maintaining party registration
  • changing party details and party officers
  • deregistration of political parties.

Funding and Disclosure Guides

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