Find out about Australian electoral law

Is compulsory voting unique to Australia? Who draws the electoral boundaries? Who can vote? Who can stand for election?

With the federal election just around the corner, it's a good time to brush up on your knowledge of Australian electoral law.

Voting and elections was written by Professor Rodney Smith from the the University of Sydney. It explains the key features of our electoral laws, including compulsory enrolment and voting, voting procedures, standing for election, drawing electoral boundaries, and how votes are counted.

Read Voting and Elections