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Latest news: Voting

Early voting gets under way for voice referendum

Early voting is opening to determine whether an Indigenous voice will be enshrined in the constitution to advise federal parliament.

ACT teens want to vote, but Greens bill fails

ACT Labor and the Canberra Liberals voted down a long-standing ACT Greens motion to lower the voting age from 16 to 18.

Canberra youth demand a bite of the democracy sausage

Both the Australian Young Labor and Young Liberal movements accept membership fees from 16-year-olds and engage them in policy development and campaigns, so it begs the question, why can’t they vote?  A non-partisan,...

Fox News to hand over docs for second US voting machine lawsuit

Fox News has agreed to hand over thousands of documents to voting machine company Smartmatic, which is suing the network for defamation in a case similar to Dominion Voting Machines' just-settled lawsuit.

East Timor votes for president, economic security at forefront

Polls have opened in East Timor as Asia's youngest nation holds its fifth presidential election since independence, with concerns over political stability and economic security at the forefront.

Committee votes down ACT Greens move to lower voting age

A Legislative Assembly committee has handed down an unfavourable report on the ACT Greens’ proposal to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in local elections.

German election rivals neck-and-neck

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats are locked in a very close race with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc in the country's parliamentary election, exit polls show.

smartvote launched to inform ACT voters

A new online platform that helps undecided voters align their views with candidates in their electorate has been launched in the lead up to the 2020 ACT Election.

137 candidates formally declared for 2020 ACT Election

Today’s formal declaration of candidates for the 2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election might be feeling like the calm before the storm, as all 137 candidates are now formally declared ahead of pre-poll...

Pre-polling encouraged in upcoming ACT election

The ACT Electoral Commission will be encouraging pre-polling in the upcoming 2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election, following an announcement on the extension of the ACT Public Health Emergency.

Expanded early voting on the cards for ACT election

Telephone voting and expanded early voting are on the cards for the upcoming ACT election to ensure it can go ahead in a COVID-safe manner.