The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) is an independent statutory authority which was established to impartially organise Queensland elections at both the Parliamentary and local government levels. The Commission's offices are located in Mary Street, Brisbane. The body was established in 1992.
According to the Electoral Act 1992, the Commission consists of a chairperson, electoral commissioner and one other commissioner. The chairperson is required to be a judge of former judge of at least three years.
The Commission has three main functions. It must administer Queensland's electoral laws, conduct democratic parliamentary and industrial elections which are free and review local government boundaries. It is also responsible for referendums, electoral redistributions, education and research into matters related to Queensland elections, providing information to all levels of government, ensuring the electoral roll is maintained and the registering of political parties.
In 2010, the Commission announced it was conducting research into assisting the deaf and blind to cast a secret vote electronically. However, due to legislative restrictions, electronic voting was not available for the 2012 state election.