NEWS

Five things to remember when you vote

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: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Check that ballot papers are properly initialled by an authorised election official.
  4. Double-check that ballot papers are completed properly.
  5. 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.

COMMENTS

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

JOIN THE FIGHT

Add your name and let’s keep Australian elections free and fair.

  • signed Enquiry into Preferential Voting 2019-05-28 12:33:45 +1000

  • signed One Person, One Vote at Every Election 2019-05-27 17:57:48 +1000
    I totally Agree! Voting in Australia by paper is in my opinion is out dated, it’s time that the Australian Government Electorate is Updated to a Secure Identification Online Voting System.

    I went to vote on 18 May 2019 no ID was asked.

  • signed Enquiry into Preferential Voting 2019-05-25 09:16:51 +1000
    WE need to change the system if we are to have just one vote for one Party, in the UK the DUP received a total of just over 200.000 votes they won 10 seats, and control the government, two other Party’s received almost 4.000.000 votes each they won 1 seat, that’s the same as having a cricket match where 1 team has 11 players and the other team 168 players . in India the PM s Party received 200.000.000 votes said to be a landslide win, yet 700.000.000 did not vote for him, that’s how the one voting system works, the minority always win, and that is why there is so much corruption in politics,

  • signed One Person, One Vote at Every Election 2019-05-25 09:10:23 +1000
    WE need to change the system if we are to have just one vote for one Party, in the UK the DUP received a total of just over 200.000 votes they won 10 seats, and control the government, two other Party’s received almost 4.000.000 votes each they won 1 seat, that’s the same as having a cricket match where 1 team has 11 players and the other team 168 players . in India the PM s Party received 200.000.000 votes said to be a landslide win, yet 700.000.000 did not vote for him, that’s how the one voting system works, the minority always win, and that is why there is so much corruption in politics,