Bespoke episodes

Proportional and preferential voting

Preferential voting, proportional voting, 2-party preferred, and voting above or below the line are just some of the features of our electoral system that we’ve talked about during this series. So in this episode of Squiz the Election, we talk to the Australian Electoral Commission’s Director of Media and Digital Engagement Evan Ekin-Smyth about the nuts and bolts of voting and exactly how the system works to decide who will be in power for the next 3 years.

How to navigate election day

Believe it or not, election day is about more than lining up for a delicious democracy sausage at your local primary school - it's also a day when we elect the government for the next 3 years. And because we live in unusual times, there's a bit to get across so we're talking to the Australian Electoral Commission's Evan Ekin-Smyth about what you need to know to successfully navigate election day on 21 May.

Squiz Kids Election Q+A with AEC

This kid-friendly election explainer grills the Australian Electoral Commission’s Evan Ekin-Smyth about everything from why we vote inside cardboard booths, why political parties don’t feature fairy bread, and whether it’s really true that if you laid all the pencils used in this election from end-to-end they’d go from one side of Tassie to the other …