Voting in Australian Elections - dummies

Voting in Australian Elections

By Nick Economou, Zareh Ghazarian

Part of 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.