Acting Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers today announced the enrolment quota for the redistribution of federal electoral boundaries in Western Australia is 94 026.
“The enrolment quota is the first step in the redistribution process and is important as it sets numerical parameters that redrawn boundaries have to meet,” Mr Rogers said.
“When the boundaries are redrawn during the redistribution process, each electoral division must have between 84 623 and 103 428 electors – that is, a margin of up to 10 per cent variation from the quota.”
The enrolment quota was determined by dividing the number of electors enrolled in Western Australia as at 1 December 2014, the date the redistribution formally commenced, by the number of House of Representatives seats to which the state is entitled at the next federal election (16).
Members of the public will be invited to submit their suggestions about the redistribution in March 2015 with guidelines available to assist interested people or organisations.
Proposed boundaries will be released later in 2015 with the final determination expected to be made on 19 January 2016.
An indicative timetable for the federal redistribution process in Western Australia is available at www.aec.gov.au/WA-timetable.