Thursday, 25 June 2009
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Timing of next redivision of State electoral boundaries

There will be no redivision of State electoral boundaries before the 2010 State election, according to Victoria's Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC), which met on 23 June 2009.

Under electoral law, a redivision would have been required if the enrolments for a certain number of electorates had fallen outside the allowable 10% variation from the average in the first half of 2009. Enrolment statistics considered at the EBC meeting showed that the number of electorates outside the 10% tolerance is well short of the threshold.

Other legal provisions will require a redivision to take place before the 2014 State election. The redivision will begin in December 2012.

Paul Thornton-Smith

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For further information, please call:
Paul Thornton-Smith
Electoral Boundaries Commission
Phone: 9299 0732

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