All 25 seats of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
13 seats needed for a majority
A general election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly will be held on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The election will be conducted by the ACT Electoral Commission.
The incumbent Labor Party led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr is attempting to win re-election for a sixth term in the 25-member unicameral ACT Legislative Assembly. Labor formed a minority coalition government with the Greens after the 2016 election, with Greens holding the balance of power – Labor 12 seats, Liberal 11 seats, Greens 2 seats. Greens member Shane Rattenbury remained in the cabinet for a second term. Leader of the Opposition and Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson was replaced by Alistair Coe following the election.
All members of the unicameral Assembly faced re-election, with members being elected by the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation. The Assembly is divided into five electorates with five members each:
- Brindabella – contains the district of Tuggeranong (except part of the suburb of Kambah east of Drakeford Drive).
- Ginninderra – contains the district of Belconnen (except the suburbs of Giralang and Kaleen).
- Kurrajong – contains the districts of Canberra Central (excluding Deakin and Yarralumla), Jerrabomberra, Kowen and Majura.
- Murrumbidgee – contains the districts of the Woden Valley, Weston Creek, Molonglo Valley and the western part of the Tuggeranong suburb of Kambah.
- Yerrabi – contains the districts of Gungahlin, Hall and the Belconnen suburbs of Giralang and Kaleen.
Election dates are set in statute with four-year fixed terms, to be held on the third Saturday of October every four years.
A redistribution of electoral boundaries for the ACT took place in 2019 for the 2020 election. The redistribution committee was appointed on 26 October 2018, and its final report was tabled on 13 August 2019.
Changes are as follows:
- Brindabella: gains Kambah West from Murrumbidgee.
- Ginninderra: gains Belconnen District 2, Evatt, Lawson and McKellar from Yerrabi.
- Kurrajong: loses Deakin and Yarralumla to Murrumbidgee.
- Murrumbidgee: gains Deakin and Yarralumla from Kurrajong; loses Kambah West to Brindabella.
- Yerrabi: loses Belconnen District 2, Evatt, Lawson and McKellar to Ginninderra.
- "'So when is the next election?'". Aph.gov.au. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- "Electoral Boundaries Redistribution 2019: Redistribution Report" (PDF). ACT Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2020.