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Australian Elections

Basic information

 

LAST FEDERAL ELECTION: Saturday 2 July 2016  

 

Ballot box    Basic information about federal elections

Votes and voting information:

Voting (AEC)
- Guide to enrolling and voting
- Ways to vote: ordinary vote, absent vote, early vote, postal vote, etc.
- Practice Voting: online tools (for both House of Represenatives and the Senate)
- How to vote. See also Practice voting
- At a polling place: procedure, how-to-vote cards, questions, ballot papers, declaration vote
- Informal voting
- Counting the votes. See also Election Night at the National Tally Room - an event that from 2013 is no longer being held
- Scrutineers
- Indigenous Australians

Voting & Elections (australianpolitics.com)

Educational material:

Education Resources (AEC)
- Get Voting: run an election in your school
- Democracy Rules: electoral education resource
- Making a Nation: interactives for Years 9 and 10
- Teacher resources: worksheets, poster, activity sheets, fact sheets, maps
- Community Electoral Education Kit: for people making presentations to members of the community. Covers:

- Australian democracy
- Do I have to enrol and vote?
- Where do I go to vote?
- What happens on election day?
- How do I make sure my vote gets counted?

Autralia's electoral system:

Elections and voting in Australia (Museum of Australian Democracy) [pdf file]
Fact sheet set out as a set of frequently asked questions. (If clicking on the link does not open the file, RIGHT-click on the link and choose "Open in new window".

Elections in Australia (Wikipedia)

Electoral system of Australia (Wikipedia)

 

 


Ballot boxes for the Senate and the House of Representatives

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