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2020 Australian Capital Territory general election

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All 25 seats of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
13 seats needed for a majority
  AndrewBarrportrait (cropped square).jpg Alistair Coe at GLAM-WIKI.jpg Shane Rattenbury.jpg
Leader Andrew Barr Alistair Coe Shane Rattenbury
Party Labor Liberal Greens
Leader since 11 December 2014 25 October 2016 20 October 2012
Leader's seat Kurrajong Yerrabi Kurrajong
Last election 12 seats, 38.4% 11 seats, 36.4% 2 seats, 10.3%
Seats needed Increase 1 Increase 2 Increase 11

Incumbent Chief Minister

Andrew Barr
Labor



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 unicameral parliament uses the proportional Hare-Clark system to elect 25 members in five constituencies electing five members each.

Background

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:

Date

Election dates are set in statute with four-year fixed terms, to be held on the third Saturday of October every four years.[1]

Redistribution

Map of electorates to be used for the 2020 ACT election.

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.[2]

Changes are as follows:[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "'So when is the next election?'". Aph.gov.au. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Electoral Boundaries Redistribution 2019: Redistribution Report" (PDF). ACT Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2020.