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.