Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Outcome 1

Report on performance: Outcome 2

Report on performance: Outcome 3

Management and accountability

Financial performance and future operations

Appendices

References

Appendix J – Publications

Updated: 17 December 2010

The AEC produces a wide range of publications, in print, electronic and audiovisual formats. Publications can be obtained through the AEC website (www.aec.gov.au) or by telephoning 13 23 26.

Table 54 shows the AEC information products that were available to the public in 2008–09. Symbols indicate the publication format: hard copy hardcopy, online online, CD CD, DVD DVD or VHS VHS.

Table 54 Publications available from the AEC, 2008–09
Corporate
Annual reports, 1998–99 to 2007–08 hardcopy online Documents the AEC's performance for the financial year.
Disability Action Plan 2008–11 online Provides a mechanism for coordinating the AEC's efforts to meet its responsibilities under the Commonwealth Disability Strategy.
Service Charter hardcopy online Explains how the AEC achieves its committed objectives.
The Tally Board, Issues 1–5 hardcopy online Provides information about AEC programs, activities and electoral issues.
Education
All You Ever Wanted to Know
About Democracy
hardcopy online Explains how democracy works, including information on the history of voting in Australia.
Australia Votes DVD Explains the democratic system in Australia, covering enrolling and voting.
Australian Referendums 1906–99 CD Provides information on the history of referendums, including referendum questions and results.
Constitutional Referendums hardcopy online Provides an outline of the referendum process, and includes details of all referendums to date.
Count me in!
(formerly Australian Democracy Magazine)
hardcopy online Provides information on the structure of Australian democracy and the voting process for the Parliament of Australia.
Delivering Democracy – education services hardcopy online Outlines the AEC's wide range of educational resources.
Democracy Rules hardcopy online Connects students with important themes in democracy, such as participation, representation and the investigation of developing democracies – includes interactive activities.
Democracy the Australian Way VHS Traces the development of representative democracy and the franchise in Australia from before federation to the present day.
Down for the Count DVD Explains how votes are counted in federal elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Every Vote Counts VHS Explains how a federal election is planned and conducted, set against the background of the 2004 federal election.
Federation information and activity sheets online Cover four topics pertaining to Australian federation.
History of the Indigenous Vote hardcopy online Provides information on the history of Indigenous people's right to vote in Australia.
Vote – It's Important VHS Explains why participation is important, how to enrol and how to vote correctly (presented by Cathy Freeman and David Ngoombujarra).
General information
Fact sheet – Australian Defence Forces electoral guide online Explains how Defence personnel can enrol to vote for the electoral division of their home.
Fact sheet – By-elections online Explains how and why by-elections are held.
Fact sheet – Deadlines for enrolment for federal elections online Lists important changes in the deadlines for enrolling to vote (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – Enrolling and voting for people experiencing homelessness online Explains how to enrol and vote if you are experiencing homelessness.
Fact sheet – How to vote hardcopy online Explains how to vote (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – Prisoner enrolment and voting online Explains voting entitlements for prisoners aged 18 years or older, serving a sentence of less than three years, serving a sentence of periodic detention, on early release, or on parole.
Fact sheet – Proof of identity for enrolment online Lists three ways a voter can demonstrate proof of identity for enrolment (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – Three levels of government online Explains that Australian citizens vote to elect representatives to each of three levels of government – federal, state or territory, and local (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – Tips on filling in your electoral enrolment form online Gives people information to help them correctly complete their electoral enrolment form (available in 22 languages).
How to Nominate for Federal Parliamentary Elections online Provides information for people who are interested in nominating as candidates for election to the House of Representatives or the Senate.
Your vote is a valuable thing – a guide to enrolling and voting in federal elections hardcopy online Provides information on enrolling and voting in federal elections.
Election or event-specific information
Behind the Scenes: The Election Report Provides information about how the AEC conducted all aspects of a federal election.
2001 online
2004 hardcopy online
Candidate's Handbook – 2007 federal election hardcopy online Provides information for candidates standing for election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.
Candidate's Handbook for by-elections online Provides information for candidates standing for election for the House of Representatives in a by-election.
Division finders hardcopy CD Is used to identify in which electoral division an address is located. Lists localities and, where localities are split across divisions, lists the streets in those localities.
Divisional maps hardcopy Provides details of the boundaries of each division, to street name level (in many cases, only major roads/streets). These maps are available from AEC divisional offices at a cost of $10.80 each.
Electoral Pocketbook Contains results and other information on a federal election, in a handy size for easy access.
2001 hardcopy
2004 hardcopy online
2007 hardcopy online CD
Electoral redistribution 1901–1988 hardcopy Provides maps of electoral divisions as set by redistributions from 1901 to 1988.
Federal Electoral Boundaries Map Provides information on electoral boundaries and electoral divisions, as they existed at the related election.
2001, 2004 and 2007 hardcopy online
Federal Election Statistics Provides the federal election statistics in Excel tables and text-delimited files; includes data import files for people who wish to build their own databases or to analyse election results.
1993, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004 online CD
2007 online
Federal Election Results Map Provides information on electoral boundaries, election results and electoral divisions for the House of Representatives and the Senate.
2001, 2004 hardcopy online
2007 Federal Election House of Representatives Results Map hardcopy online Provides information on electoral boundaries, election results and electoral divisions for the House of Representatives.
National Electoral Division Profiles online Provides statistical and demographic information on the 150 federal electoral divisions in Australia.
Redistribution reports 2004 to 2009 hardcopy online Provides details of electoral boundary redistributions (including proposed redistributions).
Scrutineer's Handbook – 2007 federal election hardcopy online Provides information for scrutineers at the federal election.
Scrutineer's Handbook for by-elections online Provides information for scrutineers during a by-election.
Electoral Backgrounders Nos. 14–20 hardcopy online Provides information to support understanding of the aspects of electoral legislation that give rise to most questions and complaints during an electoral period.
Electoral Newsfiles Provides regular information bulletins on electoral events, redistributions, legislative changes and other electoral issues, from 1997 to 2007.
Nos. 70–135 hardcopy online
Nos. 1–69 hardcopy
Funding and disclosure
Federal Registration of Political Parties Handbook hardcopy online Provides guidance on the process for the registration of political parties, the operation of the Register of Political Parties, and party deregistration.
Funding and Disclosure Handbook for Associated Entities 2006, 2007 and 2008 hardcopy online Assists associated entities of registered political parties to better understand the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and Disclosure Handbook for Third Parties Incurring Political Expenditure 2008 hardcopy online Assists third parties to understand the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and Disclosure Handbook for Donors 2006 and 2007 hardcopy online Assists donors to better understand the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and Disclosure Handbook for Political and Election Donors 2008 hardcopy online Assists donors to better understand the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and Disclosure Handbook for Political Parties 2006, 2007 and 2008 hardcopy online Assists registered political parties to better understand the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and Disclosure Handbook for Candidates 2007 hardcopy online Assists candidates and Senate groups to understand the election funding and disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and Disclosure Election Report 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004 hardcopy online Provides an analysis of the election funding and financial disclosure schemes as they operated at the federal election.
Industrial elections
Industrial Elections – A Guide for Organisations Registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 online Provides general information about elections conducted under the Workplace Relations Act, for registered industrial organisations and their members.
Industrial Elections – Model Rules for the Conduct of Elections for Office online Contains a set of model rules to comply with s. 147 of Schedule 1B of the Workplace Relations Act.
Industrial Elections – Procedures online Outlines the steps in the conduct of industrial elections and identifies the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders.
Industrial Elections – Voting Systems online Explains the main features of the most commonly used voting systems and the fundamental differences between them.