Annual Report 2013–14

Report on performance

Efficient delivery of polling services


Maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services and targeted education and public awareness programmes.

Programme 1.2 Election Management and Support Services

Access to an impartial and independent electoral system through the provision of election services, assistance and advice.

Electronic certified lists

Under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 the AEC delivers federal elections, by-elections and referendums. The AEC also provides a wide range of electoral support services for political parties and candidates and Australian workplaces; and assistance to state, territory and international partners.

Reflecting the wide range of the services provided in 2013–14 and the delivery of multiple elections, this chapter is divided into two parts:

  1. Election management: This part reports on the AEC’s performance in preparing for and delivering three federal parliamentary elections: the 2013 federal election, the 2014 Griffith by-election and the 2014 Western Australian Senate election.
  2. Election support services: This part reports on the AEC’s performance in providing election services that support Australian workplaces, members of parliament and political parties and candidates, as well as state, territory and overseas electoral authorities.

Each part starts with an overview and performance highlights, followed by a detailed discussion of activities, key performance results over three years, and a case study highlighting particular aspects of AEC election services.