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Richard Kidd, the principal of Australian Election Company and Metro-Poll Elections, has more than 35 years extensive experience in the management of parliamentary, public and private sector Ballots and Elections.

Richard and his team have conducted or supervised over 900 Ballots or Elections for large and moderate scale Australian financial institutions, Commonwealth Government Departments, Corporations, Clubs and Societies, Local Government Authorities, Shire and Community Councils.

Most members of our team possess Australian Electoral Commission Returning Officer election experience and are experts in their field. Our professionalism, integrity, accuracy and approaches are second to none and we provide only and optimum standard of service.

Australian Election Company operates Australia-wide and we possess the specialist knowledge, resources and scalability to conduct Ballots and Elections, Referendums or Plebiscites from 20 to over 2 million voters, by Attendance, Postal, Online, Internet and Telephone Voting or a combination of these.

We can accommodate a full gamut of Voting Systems and we are able to apply electronic scanning technologies to expedite vote validation processing and counting. We recently electronically scanned some 650,000 Councillor Ballots at the 2012 NSW Council Elections.

Australian Election Company also provides consultancy services to review election related governance requirements and professional Ballot or Election systems appraisal and compliance reviews. We offer AGM Returning Officer Services and Training in Returning Officer functions. We have a range of election equipment and materials available for sale, including Ballot Boxes and Voting Screens.

We have $10 million in Professional Indemnity and $20 million in Public Liability insurance cover to ensure we meet the scope and scale of all our clients’ needs.

Australian Election Company really is your Professional “one-stop Ballot & Election shop”.