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ELECTORAL ACT 2002 - SECT 8

Responsibility and functions of the Commission

S. 8(1) amended by No. 2/2003 s. 21.

    (1)     The Commission is responsible for the administration of the enrolment process and the conduct of parliamentary elections and referendums in Victoria.

    (2)     The functions of the Commission are—

        (a)     to perform such functions as are conferred on the Commission by this or any other Act, other than functions which are expressly conferred on a specified person or body or the holder of a specified office;

        (b)     to report to each House of Parliament within 12 months of the conduct of each election on the administration of that election;

S. 8(2)(c) substituted by No. 53/2015 s. 93.

        (c)     to produce voters' rolls for elections under the Local Government Act 1989 ;

S. 8(2)(ca) inserted by No. 53/2015 s. 93.

        (ca)     to assist the Melbourne City Council with the preparation of the voters' roll for that Council under the City of Melbourne Act   2001 ;

S. 8(2)(cb) inserted by No. 53/2015 s. 93.

        (cb)     to conduct all elections and polls under the Local Government Act 1989 and the City of Melbourne Act 2001 ;

        (d)     to provide goods and services to persons or organisations on payment of any relevant fees, to the extent that the Commission is able to do so by using information or material in its possession or expertise acquired in the performance of its functions;

        (e)     to provide administrative and technical support to the Electoral Boundaries Commission established under section 3 of the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act 1982 ;

        (f)     to promote public awareness of electoral matters that are in the general public interest by means of the conduct of education and information programs;

        (g)     to conduct and promote research into electoral matters that are in the general public interest;

        (h)     to consider, and report to the Minister on, electoral matters that are in the general public interest referred to the Commission by the Minister;

              (i)     to administer this Act.

    (3)     The Commission must notify the Minister when the Commission has been engaged to conduct an election or poll for an organisation for which it has not previously conducted an election or poll.

    (4)     The Commission must report to each House of Parliament on all elections and polls referred to in subsection (3) within the first sitting week of each House of the Parliament immediately after 1 January and 1 July each year.



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