…Vote above OR below the line
To that end, we’ve been seeing a lot of traffic to our https://vote.acl.org.au website, where you can find valuable information on your local candidates. Be sure to check it out.
As well as that, we’ve been adding constantly to our Voter Resources page, and you won’t want to miss these resources…
- Christian candidates on your ballot
- Parties on the left-right scale
- How to vote 6-minute instructional video
- How MPs voted on the Religious Discrimination Bill
- ACL‘s election strategy
- Federal Election Q&A with Martyn Iles
TAS / NSW / ACT / NT / WA
TAS Sen. Eric Abetz interview with Martyn Iles
TAS Senate Candidate Forum score card
NSW Sen. Deb O’Neill interview with Wendy Francis
ACT Sen. Zed Seselja interview with Martyn Iles
NT Jacinta Price interview with Wendy Francis and Alister Cameron
WA Info sheet on the various parties
WA Zoom Election Q&A Friday 20 May, anytime from 7:30-9pm WST
Please pray that God will direct the outcome of the election!
Each state and territory elects multiple Senators using a preferential voting system. At a federal election only half of the Senate positions for each state typically become vacant, resulting in six Senate vacancies per state, while all territory Senate positions become vacant.
Senate ballot papers
The order of the party columns on the ballot paper for each state and territory is determined by a random draw held immediately after the declaration of nominations. Some columns on the Senate ballot paper will feature a party logo but some will likely not. This is dependent on each party officially registering a logo with the AEC.
Senate ballot papers are white in colour.
Voting above "or" below the line
Senate Vote Above the line
If you prefer a party line you can vote above the line. You will need to number at least six boxes from 1 to 6.
Place a 1 in the box above the party or group that is your first choice, the number 2 in the box above the party or group that is your second choice and so on until you have numbered at least six boxes above the line. You can continue to place numbers in the order of your choice in as many boxes above the line as you like.
Your preferences will first be distributed to the candidates in the party or group of your first choice, then to candidates in the party or group of your second choice and so on, until all your preferences have been distributed.
Senate Vote Below the line
If you want to vote for a candidate of your choice you can vote below the line, you need to number boxes from 1 to 12.
Place a 1 in the box beside the candidate that is your first choice, and the numbers 2, 3, 4 and so on to at least the number 12. You can continue to place numbers in the order of your choice in as many boxes below the line as you like.
Liberal A – Z
+ Number up to 12