Annual Report 2013–14

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Appendix E: Enrolment activity and transactions

Figure 12: Enrolment activity, 2007–08 to 2013–14

Figure 12: Enrolment activity, 2007–08 to 2013–14

Figure 13: Types of enrolment activity, 2007–08 to 2013–14

Figure 13: Types of enrolment activity, 2007–08 to 2013–14
  1. New enrolments – additions to the electoral roll of individuals who become eligible to enrol and have not been on the roll before.
  2. Re-enrolments – additions to the electoral roll of individuals previously removed from roll.
  3. Change in enrolment details – individual’s details altered as a result of intrastate, interstate or intra-division amendment or movement.
  4. No change to enrolment details – enrolment forms returned, but details do not need altering
  5. Objections – individuals removed from the roll because they do not live at their enrolled address or no longer have entitlement for enrolment.
  6. Deaths – individuals who have died and been removed from the roll.
Table 36: Types of enrolment activity, 2007–08 to 2013–14
Transaction type 2007–08 % 2008–09 % 2009–10 % 2010–11 % 2011–12 % 2012–13 % 2013–14 %

New enrolments

12 17 13 12 14 12 13

Re-enrolments

11 4 7 8 4 5 5

Change in enrolment details

56 58 54 59 61 62 66

No change to enrolment details

9 7 6 10 9 12 9

Objections

8 7 15 6 6 5 4

Deaths

4 6 5 5 6 4 3
Table 37: Enrolment activity by jurisdiction, 2013–14
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total

Additions to the roll

New enrolments

98 768 101 770 84 246 49 270 32 924 6 761 7 173 5 141 386 053

Reinstatements

1 783 2 515 2 316 1 183 295 333 62 155 8 642

Re-enrolments

44 215 46 969 46 830 24 971 12 256 5 285 2 468 2 299 185 293

Transfers into Divisions

                 

Intrastate

251 068 207 215 201 383 104 476 63 668 12 053 4 725 2 229 846 817

Interstate

48 690 44 599 55 116 19 561 13 448 7 449 11 576 8 622 209 061

Intra-divisional amendment or movement

305 445 212 901 233 100 102 193 87 128 32 277 21 867 10 657 1 005 568

No change enrolments

99 656 109 805 49 614 48 516 70 358 6 644 5 397 3 255 393 245

Total enrolment forms processed

849 625 725 774 672 605 350 170 280 077 70 802 53 268 32 358 3 034 679

Deletions from the roll

Objections

46 024 42 560 29 518 19 091 11 598 3 596 2 538 1 659 156 584

Deaths

40 128 30 442 22 066 9 573 10 682 3 872 1 575 856 119 194

Duplications

2 122 1 553 1 508 858 714 185 109 159 7 208

Cancellations

117 300 100 123 89 5 0 14 0

Net deletions

88 391 74 855 53 192 29 645 23 083 7 658 4 222 2 688 282 986

Total elector transactions

938 016 800 629 725 797 379 815 303 160 78 460 57 490 35 046 3 317 665
Table 38: Top 10 sources of enrolment, all ages
Source All enrolment forms Change in enrolment details New enrolment Re-enrolment

Online enrolment servicea

1 246 363 1 032 600 149 332 64 431

Federal Direct Enrol and Updateb

816 217 716 899 44 328 54 990

State Direct Enrol and Updatec

397 566 295 414 71 263 30 889

Polling place issued (federal election)

130 706 110 380 6 672 13 654

Divisional office issued

121 407 102 008 9 800 9 599

Citizenship ceremonies

120 600 4 276 116 021 303

Post Office

111 930 93 483 12 496 5 951

Federal declaration voting envelopes

68 792 64 934 787 3 071

State electoral issued

62 399 44 410 15 622 2 367

Internet – static form

56 180 50 063 3 358 2 759

Total – top 10

3 132 160 2 514 467 429 679 188 014

Total

3 337 565 2 680 485 458 000 199 080
  1. AEC-hosted online enrolment.
  2. Federal Direct Enrol and Update refers to enrolment transactions generated by sections 103A and 103B of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Includes enrolment transactions processed at the end of the notification period and direct enrolment transactions processed because of a returned direct enrolment or update letter. Enrolment transactions may occur outside the source state because of advice from the voter and these enrolments are also reported under Federal Direct Enrol and Update. If the voter does not have an existing federal enrolment entitlement then the Federal Direct Enrol and Update process would identify the enrolment as a new enrolment or re-enrolment.
  3. NSW and Victorian state electoral commission direct enrolment programme.
Table 39: Top 10 sources of enrolment, 18–25-year-olds
Source All enrolment forms Change in enrolment details New enrolment Re-enrolment

Online enrolment servicea

364 839 251 926 106 048 6 865

Federal Direct Enrol and Updateb

216 073 182 281 28 356 5 436

State Direct Enrol and Updatec

129 190 68 748 57 710 2 732

Polling place issued (federal election)

25 721 19 332 5 122 1 267

Post Office

19 001 9 226 9 448 327

Divisional office issued

17 118 12 376 4 036 706

Federal declaration voting envelopes

15 152 14 326 582 244

Citizenship ceremonies

12 797 301 12 495 1

Mail review

10 686 5 151 5 043 492

State electoral authority

10 535 6 020 4 357 158

Total – top 10

821 112 569 687 233 197 18 228

Total

859 236 598 007 242 372 18 857
  1. AEC-hosted online enrolment.
  2. Federal Direct Enrol and Update refers to enrolment transactions generated by sections 103A and 103B of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Includes enrolment transactions processed at the end of the notification period and direct enrolment transactions processed because of a returned direct enrolment or update letter. Enrolment transactions may occur outside the source state because of advice from the voter and these enrolments are also reported under Federal Direct Enrol and Update. If the voter does not have an existing federal enrolment entitlement then the Federal Direct Enrol and Update process would identify the enrolment as a new enrolment or re-enrolment.
  3. NSW and Victorian state electoral commission direct enrolment programme.
Table 40: Top 10 sources of enrolment, 16–17-year-olds
Source All enrolment forms Change in enrolment details New enrolment Re-enrolment

Online enrolment servicea

31 353 1 897 29 451 5

State electoral

12 731 2 252 10 479

Mail review

9 195 162 9 033

Divisional office issued

3 490 277 3 206 7

Citizenship ceremonies

3 214 52 3 162

Post Office

2 083 208 1 874 1

School visit

1 613 169 1 444

Birthday cards

1 103 35 1 068

Federal Direct Enrol and Updateb

1 030 1 030

Internet – static form

921 319 601 1

Total – top 10

66 733 6 401 60 318 14

Total

69 282 6 869 62 399 14
  1. AEC-hosted online enrolment.
  2. Federal Direct Enrol and Update refers to enrolment transactions generated by sections 103A and 103B of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Includes enrolment transactions processed at the end of the notification period and direct enrolment transactions processed because of a returned direct enrolment or update letter. Enrolment transactions may occur outside the source state because of advice from the voter and these enrolments are also reported under Federal Direct Enrol and Update. If the voter does not have an existing federal enrolment entitlement then the Federal Direct Enrol and Update process would identify the enrolment as a new enrolment or re-enrolment.
Table 41: Enrolment Quality Assurance Programme results for 2013–14
Measuresa Results (%) Explanation

Essential fields found without errorsb

99.6

Fields on an enrolment form that would affect the enrolment – for example, surname or family name, given name/s (where known), date of birth, gender, residential address, citizenship details, signature or mark, evidence of identity, signature of witness (where required), postal address.

Non-essential fields found
without errorsc

96.6

Any other fields on the enrolment form. These fields do not affect an enrolment.

Timing of processingd

84.4

Enrolment forms processed within three business days of receipt of the form by any AEC office (excluding State Direct Enrolment and Federal Direct Enrolment and Update transactions).

  1. Relates to the key performance indicators for accurate and timely enrolment processing.
  2. Measures achievement against 99.5 per cent target of enrolment transactions correctly processed.
  3. Most common field for non-essential errors was where multiple forms of evidence of identity were provided. This error does not affect entitlement in any way.
  4. Achievement against the target of 99 per cent of enrolment transactions processed within three business days.