Review of electoral boundaries

2017 Electoral Boundaries

Why do we conduct a review?

A distribution of the State’s electoral boundaries occurs approximately 18 months after a State election, in accordance with the Electoral Act 1907.

A regular review of the electoral boundaries ensures that the number of electors in districts or regions is maintained as the population moves and changes over time.

It is the job of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners to ensure that enrolments in an electorate are within permissible limits, and while doing this, they must also take into consideration other factors that affect electorates.

The review process takes up to eight months to complete. Once the final boundaries have been published in the Government Gazette, the review is complete.

Who conducts an electoral boundary review?

A review of electoral boundaries is carried out by the Office of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners. 

For more information, visit the Electoral Boundaries WA website.