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    The right to vote is an important part of our democracy. By completing a ballot paper during an election, you are choosing a person to represent you in the Parliament. Through them you have a say on laws and decisions of the government, which will impact your everyday life.

    Participate and elect

    Voting is both a privilege and a responsibility, and is a task that we should take seriously. Voting in Australia has real power, and many elections have been decided by a handful of votes. If we don’t seriously consider who we vote for, or if we decide to throw away our vote by voting informally (marking our ballot paper incorrectly), then we’re throwing away our opportunity to speak up and choose a candidate who speaks on our behalf in Parliament. Voting is important, and these activities will walk you through what you may want to consider as you vote in either elections at your school or in a Local, State, or Federal election.