|Parliaments and Local Councils||Legislative Council||House of Assembly||Local Councils|
|Terms of Members of Parliament/Council||6 years with 3 or 2 Members elected in alternate years, i.e. a periodical cycle of elections. Elections are held on the 1st Saturday in May each year.||Up to 4 years.||All-in-all-out elections every four years.|
|Number of Members||15 elected from single-member Divisions (changed from 19 in 1998).||25 elected from 5 five-member Divisions (changed from 35 in 1998).
State and Federal Divisions are identical.
|Varies from 7 to 12 Councillors per Council. 29 Local Councils.
263 Councillors in total.
|Electoral Legislation||Constitution Act 1934.
Electoral Act 2004.
|Local Government Act 1993.|
|Voting Systems (definitions)||Partial Preferential.
|Proportional representation – Hare-Clark system.
|Proportional representation (Hare-Clark) with Robson Rotation.
Partial preferential for Councillors and Optional Preferential and Majority system for Mayors and Deputy Mayors.
|Enrolment and Voting Eligibility||Same as for Commonwealth.
Includes prisoners serving a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than 3 years.
|Persons on the House of Assembly roll plus owners and occupiers not on House of Assembly roll.
Voting not compulsory.
|Redistribution Provisions and Frequency||Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 1995. Every 9 years unless 4 Divisions vary by more than 25% from the average divisional enrolment.||Usual practice is to adopt Commonwealth boundaries after each Commonwealth redistribution.||No set provisions.|
|Joint Rolls Arrangements between Commonwealth, States and Territories||Since 1994.
Joint Upper House, Lower House and Local Government roll.
|Since 1908.||Since 1994.|
|Funding, Donations and Disclosure Provisions||Legislative Council has expenditure limit in 2016 of $15 500 per candidate and expenditure statement is required. The expenditure limit increases by $500 each year.||No provision.||Limit on radio, TV and newspaper expenditure.
$5 000 for a candidate in respect of a single election. $8 000 for a candidate in respect of an election for a councillor and an election for mayor or deputy mayor.
|Interesting and Particular
|Electioneering and how-to-vote cards not permitted on polling day.||Elections by universal postal vote.|
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