New South Wales Electoral Commission

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New South Wales Electoral Commission
Agency overview
Formed 2006
Preceding Agency State Electoral Office
Jurisdiction Government of New South Wales
Employees 36
Annual budget A$20.3m
Minister responsible Barry O'Farrell, Premier of New South Wales
Agency executive Mr Colin Barry, Electoral Commissioner
Parent agency Department of Premier and Cabinet

The New South Wales Electoral Commission is the agency of the Government of New South Wales with responsibility for the adminisation, organisation, and supervision of elections in New South Wales for state government, local government, industrial and Aboriginal organisations, and registered clubs and statutory bodies.

The Commission is responsible for the administration of the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act, 1912,[1] including the registration or enrolment of electors, the preparation of lists and rolls of electors and the conduct of elections,[2] and reports to the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Until October 2006, the Commission was known as the State Electoral Office.

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  1. ^ "Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act, 1912". New South Wales Consolidated Acts. Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 6 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "SEO Information". State Electoral Office. Retrieved 6 November 2006. 

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