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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 56 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 June 2017 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Electoral Affairs
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to voter enrolment in the Pilbara electoral district for the period 30 June 2016 to 30 September 2016, and ask:

(a) what is the explanation for the disparity between a 22 percent increase in electoral enrolments whilst there is a fifty percent increase in the number of vacant properties; and
(b) can the Minister outline what analysis the Western Australian Electoral Commission has undertaken as part of the investigation into these irregularities?
Answered on 16 August 2017

(a) There was not a 22 per cent increase in enrolments for the Pilbara district in the period specified.

(b) Noting that the Electoral Commissioner advises that only eligible persons were included on the electoral role, and that the Member has not suggested any person was improperly enrolled, there is nothing for the Commissioner to investigate.