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AEC Guidelines For Naming Electoral Divisions

These are the guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions, issued by the Australian Electoral Commission.

They have particular relevance during state-by-state redistributions the Commission is required to carry out.

Guidelines for Naming Federal Electoral Divisions

Determining the names of federal electoral divisions is part of the process of conducting a federal redistribution within a state or territory.

The criteria used by redistribution committees to propose the names of electoral divisions, and used by augmented electoral commissions to determine the names of electoral divisions, have previously been the subject of recommendations from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From these recommendations, a set of guidelines were developed as a point of reference only. [Read more…]