2019 turnout at federal election exceeds 2016 event

Updated: 13 June 2019

Mr Tom Rogers, the Electoral Commissioner, said today that it was clear from counting of House of Representatives votes that the national turnout at the 2019 federal election had now exceeded that of the 2016 event.

“Starting with a record enrolment of 96.8 per cent of eligible Australians, 91.9 per cent voted in the 2019 federal election,” Mr Rogers said.

“This compares with a turnout of 91.01 per cent at the 2016 federal election.”

In absolute terms, over 800,000 more Australians voted in 2019 compared with 2016.

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