April 6, 2018 13
If the Liberals are going to take the fight to Labor at the next federal election, they're going to need to put the grey vote front and centre of their election strategy.
June 14, 2017 10
It's no longer so much a matter of rich versus poor, as old versus young, as the voting patterns from the recent UK general election suggest.
August 8, 2016 13
Informal voting is exacerbated by poor voter education.
July 5, 2016 33
There are no good reasons left to vote by pencil.
June 23, 2016 48
Razer responds to her critics.
September 10, 2014 9
NSW Premier Mike Baird's plans to bring City of Sydney in line with City of Melbourne haven't quite worked out.
May 26, 2014 4
The major parties are fired up about electoral reform in Queensland. But guess who benefits? The major parties, of course. Anthony Pink, data analyst and returning officer for the Queensland Greens, explains.
November 13, 2013 1
Crikey readers talk the catch-22 of the unemployed and what the AEC should ask about voting.
November 7, 2013 6
It's no surprise mistakes were made in counting votes on election night, according to the Electoral Commission workers who spoke to Sally Whyte. They were overworked, undertrained and standards were slipping.
September 12, 2013 28
Electronic voting is clumsy, frustrating and open to manipulation and fraud. We'll take our trusty old pencils, thanks.
July 25, 2012 18
Barely two-thirds of voters bothered to show up to vote in last weekend's Melbourne byelection. Was it the absence of a Liberal candidate or a general apathy and disillusionment among the electorate?
February 16, 2012 46
A new bill will see tens of millions of dollars channelled to political parties in the name of democracy.
September 27, 2010
1.4 million Australians are not on the electoral roll, 729,000 were enrolled but didn't show up at the polling booths and 400,000 voted informally. Where is the outrage? asks Michael Danby.
August 17, 2010 3
Voting ... that's ticking all the right boxes in London, is a mostly beer-and-skittles experience, writes Crikey reader Jessica Crouch from London.
April 30, 2010
Studies have found that our lifestyle, genes and income affect how we sift through the effluence coming out of politicians' mouths. Two groups of informed voters can hear the same thing very different ways.
April 15, 2010
Once upon a time, brickies voted Labour, bankers voted Liberal and the Greens were but a twinkle in Mother Earth's eye. But have things really changed? Possum Comitatus looks at the data.
March 18, 2010
It's madness that politicians get to decide their own electoral regulations. Now, "wild-card" Steve Fielding has power over whether thousands of young people vote, writes Dominic Knight.
March 11, 2010
This year, the Academy Awards replaced its US-style "first-past-the-post" voting system with Australia's preferential model. But it may have been the reason Avatar didn't score the coveted "Best Picture" gong, explains Peter Martin.
March 3, 2010
Australia is out of step with most democracies by enforcing compulsory voting. If voting is a "right" then it should also be a right not to vote, writes Deputy Opposition leader Julie Bishop.
December 11, 2009
The paradox of automatic voter enrollment is that once we have a more comprehensive electoral roll, the official turnout rate will drop. So while we currently rank as the country with the highest voter turnout, our numbers are likely to go down. Peter Brent does the maths.