Vote Australia today launched a video campaign through social media reminding Australian voters to remember five things when they go to vote during the 2019 federal election.
Responding to public and media discussion about voter apathy and disengagement, the campaign aims to help voters be more aware and engaged when they attend a polling place.
A video titled 'Five things to remember when you vote' gives voters simple tips for a better polling place experience. They are:
- Check that 'How-to-vote' cards are authentic and are not fakes. Fake how-to-vote cards can deceive a voter into numbering a ballot paper in a way they didn't intend which could favour another candidate.
- Voters will be asked for their full name, address and if they have voted before in the election, as required by the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
- Check that ballot papers are properly initialled by an authorised election official.
- Double-check that ballot papers are completed properly.
- Be courteous toward hardworking election officials.
The reminder campaign will run up to 6.00 PM on Saturday 18 May 2019.
Vote Australia is an incorporated not-for-profit public-interest entity registered in New South Wales. Vote Australia is not affiliated with any political party or organisation and receives no funding from government or from any other organisation. It is funded entirely by public donation and staffed by volunteers whose focus is helping voters navigate Australian democracy.