Community Electoral Education Kit

Each of the topics features:

  • speaking notes in plain English
  • presentation slides
  • background notes to support deeper understanding.

Community Electoral Education Kit

1 hour session, including activities

This version of the Community Electoral Education Kit combines all five kit topics into one presentation package.

Community Electoral Education Kit Quick version

45 minute session, including activities

If you have limited time to talk to your community members, this quick version of the kit may be useful for you. It covers the core messages of the Community Electoral Education Kit.


Topic 1: Australian Democracy

5 minute session

On completion of this topic participants will have explored the connection between voting and representative democracy.

Topic 2: Do I have to enrol and vote?

20 minute session, including activities

On completion of this topic participants will understand that it is compulsory for Australian citizens over 18 years of age to enrol and vote in Australia.

Topic 3: Where do I go to vote?

5 minute session

On completion of this topic participants will understand there are various ways in which voters can vote at a federal election.

Topic 4: What happens on election day?

20 minute session, including activities

On completion of this topic participants will know what to expect when they attend a polling place on a federal election day.

Topic 5: How do I make sure my vote gets counted?

20 minute session, including activities

On completion of this topic participants will understand how to complete their ballot papers correctly to ensure their votes will be counted.

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Updated: 3 December 2019
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