To prepare for the next election, we encouraged Australians throughout the year to comply with their legislated obligation to enrol to vote and to keep their details current on the electoral roll.
This helps us to ensure that the electoral roll is as up-to-date and accurate as possible.
Our job is to promote their enrolment and maintain an accurate electoral roll.
Support services provided by the AEC are appropriate and allow for the effective and timely conduct of redistribution activities, complying with legislative requirements and to the satisfaction of redistribution committees.
Support services were provided by the AEC in a timely manner and in accordance with legislative requirements.
Support services provided by the AEC were appropriate and allowed for the effective and timely conduct of redistribution activities.
We also made changes to the way in which we calculate the participation rate.
This change relates to the way we deduct state-only enrolments from the eligible population. Despite this change, the numbers are insignificant, and the participation rates at 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012 are still comparable.Figure 3 shows the trends in the number of people enrolled and the participation rate for each year since the 2007 Federal Election.We publish monthly statistics on the number of Australians enrolled nationally, and by state/territory and division.The committees were satisfied with the support services provided.As at 30 June 2012, we had 14 227 165 Australians on the electoral roll.This is 85 662 more than were enrolled at 30 June 2011.