The Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers, is appointed under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act) and is responsible for managing and operating the AEC.
At 30 June 2020, the AEC’s Executive Leadership Team was:
Tom Rogers, Electoral Commissioner
Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Electoral Commissioner
Tim Courtney, First Assistant Commissioner
Lynn White, First Assistant Commissioner (acting)
An AEC Organisation Chart that includes our senior executive and their responsibilities as of 30 June 2020 is below.
The AEC has a three-tier structure with:
a national office in Canberra
state and territory offices
Section 6 of the Electoral Act establishes a three-person Commission which has exclusive powers, particularly in relation to electoral redistributions, political party registration, and funding and disclosure.