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The NSW Electoral Commission



The NSW Electoral Commission is a statutory authority comprising three members appointed by the Governor of NSW.

The Commission approves funding to independent MPs, candidates and parties and enforces provisions of three NSW Acts.

It can conduct and promote research into electoral matters.

Find out more information about the work the Commission does, how it increases public awareness of its work and decisions and the members of the Commission.

This diagram shows the relationship between the NSW Electoral Commission, the Electoral Commissioner and the Parliament of NSW.

Electoral Commissioner led agency

The public service agency led by the Electoral Commissioner.

The agency conducts the NSW State Election, maintains the NSW roll of electors and conducts most local government elections in NSW. The Electoral Commissioner is responsible for the operations of the agency.

Find out more information about the work of the agency.

Reporting to the NSW Parliament

The NSW Electoral Commission and the Electoral Commissioner led public service agency work together, yet independently of each other.

The Electoral Commissioner reports to the NSW Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.

Find out more information about this Committee and the Electoral Commissioner.