How voting works
Australia is a representative democracy. You elect people to make decisions on your behalf.
It is your right and responsibility to vote. Voting makes sure that the people who are elected are those that the majority of people prefer.
The following information is about the voting system used in Victoria for State and local council elections. For information about voting in Federal elections, visit the Australian Electoral Commission.
Voting options in an election
In State and local council elections, there are many options for you to cast your vote. We also offer help to those who need it.Voting options
In Victoria, you vote by choosing candidates on a ballot paper in the order of your preference.Preferential voting