Election information update Oct 2020

Just in case you haven’t already voted, and/or are new to Canberra and still making up your mind, here are links to some further details that may help.

  1. Comprehensive coverage:2020 Legislative Assembly election information
  1. Sample ballot paper The instructions are very straight forward: Number five boxes from 1 to 5 in the order of your choice. You may then show as many further preferences as you wish by writing numbers from 6 onwards in other boxes.
  1. It is compulsory to vote and the Election and FAQ page give a good ‘ready reckoner’ providing further details.
  1. Parties: additional information on the minor parties and their plans
  1. Announcements, news and plans from the major parties
  1. Kurrajong Electorate candidates’ statements:
  1. Location (Google maps) of closest early voting polling places to Reid:
  1. Timeframe for voting

Voting is open until 17 October 2020.

Early voting centres will be open every day of the voting period, including weekends and during the following times:

  • Saturday to Thursday:9 am to 5 pm
  • Fridays:9 am to 8 pm
  1. Smart Vote

You may be interested in the website that Canberra Times and ANU have set up smartvote.org.au . This website asked all the candidates to fill in their responses to 32 questions.  You then do the same and you can additionally mark how important a particular issue is to you

  1. Electoral System

The Hare-Clark electoral system is a method of proportional representation. To be elected, a candidate must obtain a quota of votes in an electorate. It is used for ACT Legislative Assembly elections and also to elect Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly.