21 thoughts on “How the Australian Senate votes are counted – AEC

  1. Rubbery figures and I notice Tony the black man won the Senate seat. All rigged and this is how they do it. And also spreading black propaganda sideways. Racism of the worse kind and anti-Australian. Bring back the White Australia Policy and let us have a vote on that without the interference of AEC or the Bureau of "stupid" Statistics sticking it's nose electoral business.

  2. Wouldn't the ballot in the example be counted as invalid, as makes were made both above and below the line?

  3. This Information is now outdated, the new counting and voting system for the senate has been changed. Instead of voting for only 1 candidate in the top you are required to vote for at least 6. And below the line you are required to number the candidates from 1-12 at least.
    This is of 2016

  4. Showing a Senate Ballot paper with both above the line and below the line voting on the same ballot paper in this video will most likely confuse people to do the same on their ballot papers on election day…as an experienced scrutineer, this will create more disputes and errors on election day. The implications of each separate option needs to be presented, that is the intention of the electoral changes were to minimise the effects of backroom deals over preferences and give this right back to the voters.

  5. While the fundamental counting of votes is the same, a voter can no longer vote 1 above the line, they must now allocate their preferences to a minimum of 6 party groups above the line or 12 individual candidates below the line.

  6. Always vote below the line for the Senate and number all boxes . Above the line voting deserves to be abolished as its lazy way to vote, & parties determine your distributuion.

  7. SUCH A GOOD SYSTEM, PLEASE HELP CANADA OBTAIN THIS SYSTEM. HELP US AUSTRALIA, WE ARE STUCK WITH A SHITTY LEADER.

  8. most of the time its going to be a one above the line, so its unlikely to get such an even spread.

  9. So now you know how to vote, but how do you use your vote to align with your values and use it truly for what it's worth?

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