2020 Australian Capital Territory general election

A general election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly will be held on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The election will be conducted by the ACT Electoral Commission.

2020 Australian Capital Territory general election

17 October 2020

All 25 seats of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
13 seats needed for a majority
Leader Andrew Barr Alistair Coe Shane Rattenbury
Party Labor Liberal Greens
Leader since 11 December 2014 25 October 2016 20 October 2012
Leader's seat Kurrajong Yerrabi Kurrajong
Last election 12 seats, 38.4% 11 seats, 36.4% 2 seats, 10.3%
Seats needed 1 2 11

Incumbent Chief Minister

Andrew Barr

The unicameral parliament uses the proportional Hare-Clark system to elect 25 members in five constituencies electing five members each.


The incumbent Labor Party led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr is attempting to win re-election for a sixth term in the 25-member unicameral ACT Legislative Assembly. Labor formed a minority coalition government with the Greens after the 2016 election, with Greens holding the balance of power – Labor 12 seats, Liberal 11 seats, Greens 2 seats. Greens member Shane Rattenbury remained in the cabinet for a second term. Leader of the Opposition and Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson was replaced by Alistair Coe following the election.

All members of the unicameral Assembly faced re-election, with members being elected by the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation. The Assembly is divided into five electorates with five members each:


Election dates are set in statute with four-year fixed terms, to be held on the third Saturday of October every four years.[1]

See also


  1. "'So when is the next election?'". Aph.gov.au. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
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