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.
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 vote either above the line or below the line.
You can vote above the line by numbering at least 6 boxes consecutively in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice).
You can vote below the line by numbering at least 12 boxes consecutively 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).