NSWEC re­sponds to ar­ti­cle

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

Dear Ed­i­tor, I re­fer to your ar­ti­cle ‘Lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion un­der threat’, 7 Novem­ber 2012, in which it is claimed that the NSW Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (NSWEC) has rec­om­mended to Par­lia­ment that ei­ther the Mur­rayDar­ling or Mur­rumbidgee elec­torates be abol­ished as part of the 2013 Re­dis­tri­bu­tion of Elec­toral Dis­tricts. This is wrong. The NSW Elec­toral Com­mis­sion has made no rep­re­sen­ta­tions to the Par­lia­ment on this mat­ter.

Fur­ther­more the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion has no role to play in the re­dis­tri­bu­tion process.

The 2013 Re­dis­tri­bu­tion of Elec­toral Dis­tricts is con­ducted by the Elec­toral Dis­tricts Com­mis­sion­ers who have only re­cently been ap­pointed by the Gover­nor.

The re­dis­tri­bu­tion process has yet to be­gin.

Yours etc, Colin Barry NSW Elec­toral Com­mis­sioner

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