Electoral Systems of The Australian States and Territories - Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory

The Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory has 17 members, elected for four-year terms from three multi-member constituencies by STV proportional representation. Two of the constituencies elect five members while the third elects seven. The Territory has never had an upper house. It uses the same 'Hare-Clark' system of STV used in Tasmania, with vacancies filled by countback. Nomination as a candidate requires the following:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Nomination by 20 electors
  • Nomination by the Registered Officer of a political party (registration of a party requires 100 members).
  • A deposit of $250. The deposit is returned if the candidate or group gains 20% of first preference vote.

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