Enrolment report

Illustration of person holding a computerOne of the VEC’s key objectives is to maintain the accuracy, integrity and security of the register of electors, while working to increase the proportion of eligible electors enrolled and maintaining this measure within 1% of the national average.

In 2021–22 the number of Victorians enrolled to vote increased by 58,787 (1.4%). The total of enrolled electors at 30 June 2022 was 4,369,200.

The number of electors enrolled to vote increased across all age groups except provisionally enrolled electors under 18, which decreased by 12.9%. By age group there were:

  • 785,895 enrolled electors aged 18 to 29 – a 1.7% increase
  • 2,849,956 enrolled electors aged 30 to 69 – a 0.8% increase
  • 733,136 enrolled electors aged 70 and older – a 3.2% increase.

The average number of electors enrolled per district is 49,650 (88 districts in total) and per region is 546,150 electors (8 regions in total).

Enrolment programs

Arrangements are in place with other agencies to support the preparation, maintenance, and review of the Victorian register of electors. This includes the regular direct-enrolment of eligible electors using data from Department of Transport and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). The information from VCAA facilitates a youth enrolment program, which this year included:

  • sending birthday cards with enrolment information to 63,111 young people turning 17 years old
  • sending youth brochures sent to 9,441 newly enrolled young people
  • direct-enrolment of 7,315 school leavers.

Enrolment enhancements

A project to replace the VEC’s Roll Management System (RMS) started in March 2020. RMS is a technology platform used to maintain the register of electors and to create electoral rolls and roll products. This year, the VEC made considerable progress toward its scheduled replacement of RMS.

This year realised several developments in the VEC Geospatial Strategy 2021–22, including:

  • establishing governance and advisory tools to deliver the strategy
  • enhancing an internal map-browser to support VEC teams delivering services to electors
  • adding geospatial functionality to the Election Management System, allowing for more accurate voting centre information
  • refreshing the voting centre locator for the 2022 State election
  • modelling the provision of geospatial services to the new RMS and other systems to support future electoral services.