About ECSA

In 1907 the State Electoral Department was created as an independent office responsible for the conduct and administration of parliamentary elections in South Australia. The State Electoral Department became the State Electoral Office in 1993 and the Electoral Commission SA in 2009.

The Electoral Commission SA is an independent agency and aims to ensure that demands for electoral services and participation in the democratic processes have been met fairly, honestly and within the law. The minister responsible is the Attorney-General.

The  Electoral Commission SA is composed of five branches that provide professional and impartial electoral services for South Australians. 
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The Electoral Commission SA was the first electoral administration in the world to use computer technology to produce an electoral roll, the first prototype roll scanner, and the development and use of cardboard ballot boxes and voting compartments.

We are constantly reviewing our work practices to ensure the quality of our electoral services and products.


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Authorised by M.Sherry, Electoral Commissioner