Voter Education


As we grow our new voter education program, Vote Australia will help everyone learn more about the following topics. We’ll be publishing education pages on these areas of Australian elections.


How does voting work?

  1. What does a vote mean?
  2. Three tiers of government (Federal parliament, State, Local)
  3. Preferential voting system - Understand how this works, and the advantages and disadvantages of the system for your vote. How are preferences distributed?
  4. Electoral boundary redistribution - How does it work and why does it happen?
  5. Responsibilities of a local member of parliament.

How do I vote?

  1. How to vote. Tips for polling for first time voters.
  2. Are you enrolled?
  3. How do you enroll?
  4. Compulsory vs non-compulsory voting.
  5. Electronic voting - Blockchain technology could be the future.
  6. Be informed: Meeting your local candidates


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

  • (@peterbb69) is following @voteaustralia1 on Twitter 2020-02-05 22:45:22 +1100

  • 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,