Table 1 sets out the role, functions, values and other key attributes of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), as described in the five-year strategic plan that commenced in July 2009.
|Why we are here||The role of the AEC is to deliver the franchise: that is, an Australian citizen's right to vote, as established by the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.|
|What we do||We:
|Who we serve||Our services are used by a wide range of customers, including electors, political parties, state and local government, the parliament, the government and organisations requiring electoral services. The pursuit of high standards in each of those areas ensures that all Australians have a say in who their elected representatives will be.|
|What we value||As an independent statutory body, we embrace the values of the Australian Public Service in the high standards of behaviour we display on a day-to-day basis. In particular, we: