Chapter 3 | Elections and the electoral system

The first election

The Commonwealth Electoral Act

Review of electoral arrangements

Electors

Number of Members

Territorial representation

The growth of the House

Electoral divisions

Determination of divisions

Redistribution

Parliamentary procedure

Limited redistribution

Improper influence

General elections

By-elections

Senate elections

Method of voting

Preferential voting

Senate voting

The election process

Issue of writs

Close of electoral rolls

Nomination of candidates

Electoral offences

Polling day

Scrutineers

Counting

Recount

Declaration of the poll

Return of writs

Meeting of a new Parliament

Public funding and financial disclosure

Public funding for elections

Financial disclosure

Disclosure threshold

Unlawful gifts and loans

Offences

Disputed elections and returns

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