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Voting and elections

Is Australia the only country that has compulsory voting?

Who can stand for election?

How are votes counted?

With the federal election fast approaching, many library clients may be interested in questions like these.

Find the answers in the Hot Topics: Voting and elections, which has been recently updated by Professor Rodney Smith, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.  The 2016 changes to the Senate ballot have been included, and the statistics have been updated throughout the publication.  Topics covered include who can vote, compulsory enrolment, voting procedures, who can stand in federal and state elections, how parties choose candidates, party registration and funding, drawing electoral boundaries, and how votes are counted.

A very timely update to a surprisingly complex topic!