AU WA A1399 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1399

Description area

Dates of existence

1987-10-30 -

History

The WA Electoral Commission was established by proclamation of the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987 on 30 October 1987. The Commission replaced the State Electoral Department which commenced operation when the first Electoral Act came into effect in 1904.

The Electoral Commissioner and the Deputy Electoral Commissioner hold independant statutory appointments under the Electoral Act 1907. Together, they are responsible for the impartial administration of electoral law through the WA Electoral Commission, which is an agency of the State public service.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1400 - STATE ELECTORAL DEPARTMENT (1904-01-01 - 1987-10-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1400

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1987-10-30 -

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S3600 - RECORDS - 1965-1966 ELECTORAL REDISTRIBUTION

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S3668 - CORRESPONDENCE FILES

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes