Contents

Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Outcome 1

Report on performance: Outcome 2

Report on performance: Outcome 3

Management and accountability

Appendices

References

Financial statements

Appendix J - Publications

Updated: 24 January 2011

The AEC's publications can be obtained through the AEC website (www.aec.gov.au) or by telephoning 13 23 26.

Table 62 shows the AEC information products available to the public in 2009–10. Symbols indicate the publication format: hard copy available as hard copy, online available online, CD available on CD, DVD available on DVD or VHS available on VHS.

Table 62 Publications available from the AEC in 2009–10
Corporate
Annual reports, 1998–99 to 2008–09 available as hard copy | available online Documents the AEC's performance for the financial year.
Disability Action Plan 2008–11 available online Provides a mechanism for coordinating the AEC's efforts to meet its responsibilities under the Commonwealth Disability Strategy.
Service Charter available as hard copy | available online Explains how the AEC achieves its objectives.
The Tally Board, Issues 1–7 available as hard copy | available online Provides information about AEC programs, activities and electoral issues.
Education
All you ever wanted to know about democracy available as hard copy | available online Explains how democracy works, including information on the history of voting in Australia.
Australia votes available on DVD Explains the democratic system in Australia, covering enrolling and voting.
Australian referendums 1906–99 available on CD Provides information on the history of referendums, including referendum questions and results.
Constitutional referendums available as hard copy | available online Provides an outline of the referendum process, and includes details of all referendums to date.
Count me in!
(formerly Australian democracy magazine)
available as hard copy | available online Provides information on the structure of Australian democracy and the voting process for the Parliament of Australia.
Delivering democracy – education services available as hard copy | available online Outlines the AEC's wide range of educational resources.
Democracy rules available as hard copy | available 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 available on VHS Traces the development of representative democracy and the franchise in Australia from before federation to the present day.
Down for the count available on DVD Explains how votes are counted in federal elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Every vote counts available on VHS Explains how a federal election is planned and conducted, set against the background of the 2004 federal election.
Federation information and activity sheets available online Provides information about Australian federation.
History of the Indigenous vote available as hard copy | available online Provides information on the history of Indigenous people's right to vote in Australia.
Vote – it's important available on 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 available online Explains how Defence personnel can enrol to vote for the electoral division of their home.
Fact sheet – by-elections available online Explains how and why by-elections are held.
Fact sheet – deadlines for enrolment for federal elections available online Lists important changes in the deadlines for enrolling to vote (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – enrolling and voting for people experiencing homelessness available online Explains how to enrol and vote for people experiencing homelessness.
Fact sheet – how to vote available as hard copy | available online Explains how to vote (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – prisoner enrolment and voting available online Explains voting entitlements for prisoners 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 available online Lists three ways a voter can demonstrate proof of identity for enrolment (available in 22 languages).
Fact sheet – three levels of government available 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 available online Explains how to correctly complete an enrolment form (available in 22 languages).
How to nominate for federal parliamentary elections available online Provides information for nominating as a candidate 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 available as hard copy | available online Provides information on enrolling and voting in federal elections.
Election or event-specific information
Behind the scenes: the election report 2001 available online2004 available as hard copy | available online Provides information about how the AEC conducted all aspects of a federal election.
Candidate's handbook – 2007 federal election available as hard copy | available online Provides information for candidates standing for election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.
Candidate's handbook for by-elections available online Provides information for candidates standing for election for the House of Representatives in a by-election.
Division finders available as hard copy | available on CD Identifies 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 available as hard copy 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 2001 available as hard copy
2004 available as hard copy | available online
2007 available as hard copy | available online | available on CD
Provides results and other information on a federal election.
Electoral redistribution 1901–1988 available as hard copy Provides maps of electoral divisions as set by redistributions from 1901 to 1988.
Federal electoral boundaries map 2001, 2004 and 2007 available as hard copy | available online Provides information on electoral boundaries and electoral divisions at the related election.
Federal election statistics 1993–2004 available online | available on CD
2007 available online
Provides federal election statistics in Excel tables and text-delimited files; includes data import files for databases or to analyse election results.
Federal election results map
2001, 2004
available as hard copy | available online Provides information on electoral boundaries, election results and electoral divisions for the House of Representatives and the Senate.
2007 federal election House of Representatives results map available as hard copy | available online Provides information on electoral boundaries, election results and electoral divisions for the House of Representatives.
National electoral division profiles available online Provides statistical and demographic information on federal electoral divisions in Australia.
Redistribution reports 2004 to 2009 available as hard copy | available online Provides details of electoral boundary redistributions (including proposed redistributions).
Scrutineer's handbook – 2007 federal election available as hard copy | available online Provides information for scrutineers at the federal election.
Scrutineer's handbook for by-elections available online Provides information for scrutineers during a by-election.
Electoral backgrounders available as hard copy | available 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 available online Provides information on electoral events, redistributions, legislative changes and other electoral issues. (This product is no longer produced in this format. Relevant topics have been incorporated into the suite of fact sheets. Previously published newsfiles are still available on the website.)
Funding and disclosure
Federal registration of political parties handbook available as hard copy | available 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 available as hard copy | available online Provides information for associated entities of registered political parties on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and disclosure handbook for third parties incurring political expenditure 2008 available as hard copy | available online Provides information for third parties on financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and disclosure handbook for donors 2006 and 2007 available as hard copy | available online Provides information for donors on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and disclosure handbook for political and election donors 2008 available as hard copy | available online Provides information for donors on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and disclosure handbook for political parties 2006, 2007 and 2008 available as hard copy | available online Provides information for registered political parties on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and disclosure handbook for candidates 2007 available as hard copy | available online Provides information for candidates and Senate groups on the election funding and disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
Funding and disclosure election report 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004 available as hard copy | available 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 available 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 available online Contains a set of model rules to comply with s.147 of Schedule 1B of the Workplace Relations Act.
Industrial elections – procedures available online Outlines the steps in the conduct of industrial elections and identifies the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders.
Industrial elections – voting systems available online Explains the main features of the most commonly used voting systems and the fundamental differences between them.