Strategic Plan 2017-20

MESSAGE FROM THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER

The Electoral Commission of South Australia’s (ECSA) 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan describes the strategic priorities that will enable us to achieve our purpose of providing high quality electoral services for South Australians.

This plan comes at a time of growing interest in technological innovation, community demands for convenient and accessible voting services and increased public scrutiny of the funding and disclosure of political parties.

To ensure we are positioned to respond to these demands, our strategic priorities focus on delivering high quality election services, community and stakeholder engagement and a renewed investment in electoral research. Importantly this plan also focuses on cultivating a high performing organisation through investment in our staff and infrastructure.

Our annual business plans and individual performance and development agreements will support this plan and ensure ECSA is aligned to deliver the strategic priorities over the next four years.

Strategic Plan 2017-20 (PDF 1.79 MB)

 Mick

Mick Sherry
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER

VALUES

Independent:
acting with impartiality and transparency

Professional:
demonstrating respect, integrity and accountability at all times

Innovative:
an agile, creative, engaged and responsive organisation


VISION
Provide excellence in electoral administration

PURPOSE
To provide high quality electoral services for South Australians  

 STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1

Deliver high quality election services

Actions 

  • Identify and implement improved systems and processes

Outcomes

  • Improvements to organisational procedures identified and implemented
  • Recommendations for legislative change

Actions 

  • Successfully deliver electoral events

Outcomes

  • Electoral events delivered within designated time frames
  • No election challenged and upheld due to administrative error

Actions 

  • Review election procedures, practices and processes in a timely manner after each electoral event

Outcomes

  • Improvements to organisational procedures identified and implemented
  • Recommendations for legislative change

 STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2

Engage the community and stakeholders to promote awareness, participation and compliance in electoral matters

Actions 

  • Design and implement a comprehensive engagement strategy

Outcomes

  • Community groups and stakeholders identified through a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Networks and partnerships developed

Actions 

  • Implement strategies to promote awareness, participation and compliance

Outcomes

  • Improved community and stakeholder awareness
  • Electoral engagement targets including enrolment, turnout and formality are met
  • Stakeholders met compliance obligations

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3

 Conduct research into a range of electoral matters

Actions 

  • Design and implement a comprehensive research strategy

Outcomes

  • Useful research topics identified through evidenced based processes

Actions 

  • Enter into partnerships with other organisations

Outcomes

  • Build partnerships and encourage research into electoral matters
  • Partnerships deliver wider breadth of research and efficiencies through cost sharing

Actions 

  • Develop and publish research projects that inform and influence change

Outcomes

  • Improved understanding and knowledge of electoral matters
  • Research results influence changes to legislation and operational procedures
  • Research used or referenced by external stakeholders

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4

Cultivate a high performing values based organisation

Actions 

  • Align organisation to deliver strategic priorities

Outcomes

  • Role descriptions, policies, structure and resource allocation align with strategic priorities
  • Staff understand their role and how they contribute to strategic priorities

Actions 

  • Imbed our values into the organisation

Outcomes

  • Recruitment of staff that demonstrate our values
  • Values incorporated into decision making, planning and delivery of electoral events

Actions 

  • Effectively manage performance including recognising and acknowledging staff achievements

Outcomes

  • Staff achievements acknowledged through a recognition process
  • Performance effectively managed

Actions 

  • Invest in our staff and infrastructure

Outcomes

  • Enhancement of staff skills, knowledge and experience through undertaking training and development opportunities
  • Infrastructure adds value to election process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

  • Download document Overseas Travel 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
  • Download document Strategic Plan 2017-20
  • Download document Vision Australia Statement of Accessibility
  • Download document Research your family history
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