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Question Without Notice No. 145 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 June 2017 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 13 June 2017

ELECTORAL ENROLMENT — PILBARA
      145. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the Minister for Electoral Affairs:
      (1) Is the minister aware of a 22 per cent increase in registered voters in the Pilbara for the period 30 June 2016 to 30 September 2016?
(2) Is he aware that enrolments decreased for three of the five quarters preceding this period?
      (3) How many of the voters registered in that period were as a result of changes to the Electoral Act 1907 allowing direct enrolment?
(4) How many of the voters registered in that period were new enrolments?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I have been given the following answer by the Minister for Electoral Affairs.
      (1)–(4) In answering the honourable member's question, the minister notes that it is an important democratic principle that every eligible person should have the opportunity to register to be included on the electoral roll and to vote. The Western Australian Electoral Commissioner has advised that he will need to consult the Australian Electoral Commission in order to provide the detailed information sought. It is therefore requested that the honourable member place the question on notice.