Cost of the 1996 Federal Election

Updated: 27 January 2011

Also see Costs of Elections and Referendums 1901 – Present.

As at 30 June 1998
Project $
Advertising 7 222 000
Election Statistics & Results 190 000
Elector leaflet 1 474 000
Public information materials and support 931 000
Ballot paper production and printing 2 762 000
Cardboard polling equipment production 1 732 000
Certified Lists 1 057 000
Computer support services 2 897 000
Corporate services administration 2 144 000
Divisional Office costs  
(including payment of polling officials, hire of premises) 30 955 000
Funding and disclosure 30 000
Forms and equipment 2 634 000
National Tally Room 537 000
Operational administration 1 078 000
Resources monitoring 102 000
Overseas postal voting 264 000
Payment system 212 000
Senate scrutiny 584 000
Scanning centres 280 000
Storage and distribution 993 000
Training of polling officials 721 000
Prosecutions 89 000
Election Allowances 364 000
SUB – TOTAL 59 252 000*
Public Funding 32 155 000
TOTAL 91 407 000

* Based on the number of electors at the close of rolls, 11 655 190, the estimated expenditure per elector for the 1996 federal election is $5.10. (EXCLUDING PUBLIC FUNDING)

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