The long, long road: Western Australian electoral reform
The long, long road: Western Australian electoral reform.
Australasian Parliamentary Review, 36 (1).
Electoral Acts are central to the manner in which elections are conducted, and determine whether the outcomes of these elections are free and fair. Australia has experienced a considerable degree of electoral reform in recent years; this article assesses how Western Australia’s Electoral Act 1907 (WA) fares in key areas. The article considers four crucial areas in which WA lags behind best practice in Australia: malapportionment, ticket voting, political financing and postal voting. The article outlines where concerns lie in these areas, and what potential solutions are available to legislators.
Western Australia, Electoral Acts, election process, Electoral reform