ACT - Legislative Assembly
The Australian Capital Territory¬†has one parliamentary body, the Legislative Assembly.
The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory has 17 members elected from 3 electorates - Brindabella, Molonglo and Ginninderra.
Brindabella and Ginninderra are 5 member electorates - they have between 62,000 and 63,000 enrolled voters; and Molonglo is a 7 member electorate with approximately 92,000 enrolled voters.
The Labor Party is in government.
Find a Member:
For a list of Ministers and Shadow Ministers, click here.
The Hare-Clark voting system
Members are elected using the Hare-Clark voting system - which is a preferential voting system. Voters number the ballot paper 1,2,3,4,5 etc to indicate a preference.
Members must receive a certain quota to be elected - 1/6 of the vote in Brindabella and Molonglo and 1/8 of the vote in Molonglo. Once a member reaches the quota - any additional votes to that person are redistributed according to 2nd preferences etc. These votes only have a fractional value. If after this redistribution not all positions are filled they then exclude the person with the least amount of votes - and redistribute these votes, once again at a fractional value.
The Hare-Clark system also uses Robson Rotation - which means the order of candidates names appears in a different order on consecutive ballot papers to reduce the influence of voters who just write 1,2,3,4,5 etc straight down on the ballot paper.
An explanation of the Hare-Clark election system is available as a 'Fact Sheet' on the Legislative Assembly website - click here.