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Kay Mousley is the Electoral Commissioner for the Electoral Commission of South Australia. She is the first woman to hold the post and had previously worked for 25 years for the Australian Electoral Commission rising to the head of that agency in South Australia. Mousley was appointed after a recommendation of the Statutory Officers Committee of the Parliament of South Australia.

The electoral commissioner's role is varied but overall ensures that elections are fair and true.

In May 2015 Mousley announced her intention after a decade of service to step down from the role. Parliament's Statutory Officers Committee would begin looking for her replacement "soon", no timeframe has been given.


In 2014, referring to the 1989 fairness legislation, Mousley said it was an "impossible" task for the Boundaries Commission to achieve the legislated requirement, stating "It is a constitutional requirement, and until the constitution gets changed, I must say I find it a very inexact science". Additionally, she had previously stated in 2010 "Had the Liberal Party achieved a uniform swing it would have formed Government. The Commission has no control over, and can accept no responsibility for, the quality of the candidates, policies and campaigns."


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