Electoral Commission plans ACT boundary shuffle
Friday, June 24, 2005. 12:31pm (AEST)
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) says it wants to change the ACT’s federal electoral boundaries because of high population growth in Canberra’s northern suburbs.
It has proposed that about 10,000 voters in Barton, Fyshwick, Griffith, Kingston and Narrabundah be moved from the Division of Fraser to the Division of Canberra.
The AEC’s Terry Rushton says the move will smooth out the numbers in the electorates and anyone who has an objection should lodge a submission by July 22.
He says a final decision is expected in October.
“Unfortunately there is a necessity that a number of electors be moved from one division to the other and this will occur,” he said.
“However, the Electoral Commission will take into account any objections that it may receive before it makes a final determination.”