Electoral Law Project

Past project

The Electoral Law Project concluded on 30 June 2004.

An effective regime of electoral law and regulation is vital to the integrity of any democratic system. The litigation arising from the recent US Presidential election clearly demonstrates this. But electoral law is a neglected discipline in Australia. This impedes best practice electoral administration and the orderly development and modernisation of electoral law norms and rules. With the involvement and backing of Electoral Council of Australia (representing all Australian electoral authorities), this project produced leading scholarship that assisted the ongoing development of an appropriate regime of electoral law for Australia in the 21st century.