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Agency:
Tasmanian Electoral Office
Agency Number:
Start Date:
17 Jul 1989
Description:
Compile and maintain rolls of electors. Conduct Parliamentary elections. Maintain statistical records and publish electoral data. Conduct elections for various departments, branches and associations. Service public and academic enquiries into elections and related matters.

The Office came into being on 17 July when the Electoral Department was amalgamated into the newly created Department of Administrative Services, which was subsequently renamed Administrative Services and Consumer Affairs (DASCA). 

On 18 February 1992, following a change of government, DASCA was abolished and the Electoral Office became part of the Department of Justice (later Justice and Industrial Relations).

From 16 February 2005 the Office was separated from direct Departmental control with the creation of an Electoral Commission.
Legislation Administered:
Electoral Act 1985;;Electoral (Registered Parties) Act 1995;;Referendum Procedures Act 1994;;Senate Elections Act 1935.
Legislation Creating:
Statutory Rule 1989 No.167
Previous Agencies:
Electoral Department (TA64)01 Jan 190331 Dec 1989