How Preferential Voting Works in a Federal Election

Next Saturday 21st May, millions of Australians will vote for our next Prime Minister. But how does the voting work? What are preference deals and is there such a thing as voting strategically?

Professor Anika Gauja, Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, joined us on the show to chat about preferences and why they matter for funding candidates.

For important election information and to find out more about the candidates in your electorate, visit the Australian Electoral Commission website.