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Electoral Pocketbook – 2015

The Australian Electoral Commission has released its latest Electoral Pocketbook, containing the full results of the 2013 Federal Election.

The pocketbook also includes the results of the 2014 Western Australian Senate re-run election.

The pocketbook is shown below. It can be expanded and downloaded. [Read more…]


AEC Electoral Newsfile: Guide To 1998 Federal Election Results

This is the Australian Electoral Commission’s Electoral Newsfile containing detailed results of the 1998 Federal Election.

The document can be resized and downloaded. [Read more…]


1996 Federal Election Costs

The table shows the costs of the 1996 Federal Election.

The figures appear in the Australian Electoral Commission’s 1996 Electoral Pocket Book.

Costs of the 1996 Federal Election
Item/Project Amount – $
Payment of Polling Officials + hire of premises 30,749,000
Advertising 7,193,000
Computer support services 2,782,000
Ballot paper production and associated printing 2,740,000
Forms and equipment 2,544,000
Cardboard polling equipment production 1,732,000
Elector leaflet 1,474,000
Corporate services administration 1,271,000
Certified Lists 1,057,000
Operational administration 919,000
Public information materials and support 889,000
Storage and distribution 761,000
Training of polling officials 717,000
Senate scutiny 578,000
National Tally Room 537,000
Election allowances 364,000
Overseas postal voting 260,000
Scanning centres 256,000
Election statistics and results 144,000
Payment system 118,000
Resources monitoring 91,000
Funding and disclosure 23,000
Prosecutions 3,000
Total 57,202,000



Based on the number of electors at the close of rolls (11,655,190), the estimated expenditure per elector to 30 June 1996 was $4-91.

A final expenditure figure was not available in late 1996, as not all post-election tasks which will be costed to the election (such as non-voter action) had been completed.

Source: Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Pocket Book 1996