Regulation is part of the VEC’s job

Friday 18 November 2022

For immediate release

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has responsibilities under the State’s electoral laws. These responsibilities and the activities associated with them are not subject to a moratorium in the lead up to an election.

‘As the independent, impartial body responsible for conducting elections and administering electoral laws on behalf of all Victorians, the VEC does not change its regulatory approach as election day nears,’ Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said.

Ahead of this month’s election, the VEC offered briefings to all registered political parties in respect to its planning for the election, including its regulatory priorities. The VEC also published its regulatory approach at the beginning of October, which concentrates on the principles of constructive compliance and referring matters to other agencies, where needed.

‘All of us at the VEC are committed to conducting a safe and secure election for all Victorians, and I have every confidence in our ability to do so. I remain firmly committed to my role as Victoria’s independent electoral administrator and my actions and decisions are taken accordingly. This includes the decision to act, or not to act.’

More information about the VEC’s regulatory approach can be found on the VEC website: Our regulatory approach.