Counting the votes

Australia’s much-admired, manual system of federal elections has one of the most complex and time-consuming counting operations in the world. While it can at times require patience, the federal election counting process delivers integrity to the results, concentrating on accuracy in a highly transparent manner.

Video: Will there be a result on election night?
Spoiler - not an official one and any indication depends how close the count is

AEC TV

Key counting processes explained in simple terms.

Updated: 30 August 2021
Back to top