All government agencies and their activities are governed by legislation. The following statutes are administered by the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA):

Electoral Act 1985
Expiation of Offences Act 1996
Constitution Act 1934
Local Government (Elections) Act 1999
Local Government Act 1999
City of Adelaide Act 1998

These statutes provide the requirements enabling ECSA to conduct all aspects of State general elections and by-elections, referendums, and Local Government periodic and supplementary elections.

In addition to these, ECSA conducts elections for many non government bodies on request. Elections for non government bodies are regulated by the relevant election rules contained in their Acts or constitutions (some of which are listed below).

Other Statutes

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands Rights Act 1981
Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia Act 1995
Superannuation Act 1988
South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Act 1992
Architectural Practice Act 2009

Relevant Regulations

Electoral Regulations 2009
Expiation of Offences Regulations 2011
Local Government (Elections) Regulations 2010
City of Adelaide (Elections and Polls) Regulations 2010
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands Rights Regulations 2010
Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia Regulations 2010
Superannuation Regulations 2001
Architectural Practice (Election) Regulations 2010