Voting in Australian Elections
Part of the Australian Politics For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Voting is the cornerstone of a democratic system. But Australia has different methods of voting in elections, as well as having many elections. Here are a few tips so you’ll go into a polling booth with greater confidence and cast your vote more effectively:
Get a handle on the voting systems. Get to know the different ways to vote for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Understand voting behaviour. Knowing why people vote the way they do can make your own vote more effective.
Follow the election count and pick the winners. Counting votes in elections can be complex. By understanding the process, you’ll be able to analyse and understand the results.
Know who wins and why. The Australian political system is designed to produce a clear winner. Understand how this process works, as well as how it affects the actions of government.