Australian Electoral Commission

Practise voting - Senate

Updated: 28 June 2016

This practise voting tool has been updated to reflect recent changes to the senate voting system that will be in place at the next federal election.
More information on the changes.

This practise voting tool is designed to help you cast a formal Senate vote in the 2016 federal election. The tool depicts a sample ballot paper only. The number and name of parties and Senate candidates for the federal election will be declared by the AEC during the election period at a public declaration of nominations.

Instructions

Select numbers using the drop down fields contained within the boxes on the sample ballot paper below. When you believe you have completed a formal vote, click the 'check my ballot paper' button at the bottom of the ballot paper. To cast a formal Senate vote, you can choose to vote either above the line or below the line.

Above the line

Number at least 6 boxes for parties or groups in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice).

Below the line

Number at least 12 boxes for individual candidates in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice).

You can number as many additional boxes as you choose when voting either above the line (i.e. more than six boxes) or below the line (i.e. more than twelve boxes).


Senate Ballot Paper
State – Election of 12 Senators

You may
vote in one of
two ways

Either:

Above the line

By numbering at least 6
of these boxes in the order
of your choice (with number
1 as your first choice)

A
MIST PARTY
B
RAIN PARTY
C
FOG/SUN PARTY
D
HUMID PARTY
E
BREEZE PARTY
F
CLOUD PARTY
G
 
 
 

Or:

Below the line

By numbering at least 12
of these boxes in the order
of your choice (with number
1 as your first choice).

MIST PARTY

SURNAME
Given Names
MIST PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
MIST PARTY

RAIN PARTY

SURNAME
Given Names
RAIN PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
RAIN PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
RAIN PARTY

FOG/SUN PARTY

SURNAME
Given Names
FOG PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
SUN PARTY

HUMID PARTY

SURNAME
Given Names
HUMID PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
HUMID PARTY

BREEZE PARTY

SURNAME
Given Names
BREEZE PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
BREEZE PARTY

CLOUD PARTY

SURNAME
Given Names
CLOUD PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
CLOUD PARTY
SURNAME
Given Names
CLOUD PARTY

 

SURNAME
Given Names
 
SURNAME
Given Names
 

UNGROUPED

SURNAME
Given Names
INDEPENDENT