An archaic law means many people with disability are not allowed to vote. Other countries are changing their rules and so should Australia.
There have been few if any elections when, in the last week, it has been the ‘uncommitted’ voters who have turned things around.
An election expert breaks down the big questions.
While Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National has engaged in a decade-long campaign to rehabilitate its image with youth voters, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction.
The goal of our new web app is to help users engage with their elected representatives and put imperilled species on the political agenda this election and beyond.
We’re already seeing signs of disinformation on social media ahead of the federal election.
A staggering 10,000 people took part in our #SetTheAgenda poll. The number one issue was climate change.
Public trust in elections is being targeted by disinformation campaigns around the world.
Australians vote on a piece of paper and put that into a box which is then counted. We don’t know how to replicate this transparent, verifiable process over the internet.
French voters face a stark choice at the polls, but many are saying ‘non’ to both candidates.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese met in Brisbane for the first debate on the election campaign.
Such an expansive scheme is very expensive. It has been costed at A$77.6 billion over the next decade, funded with new taxes on big corporations and billionaires.
WIth Australia heading to the polls, this election is a contest between a desperate prime minister and an opposition leader who sometimes looks as though he has been promoted beyond his capability.
Australians brace themselves for a six-week campaign, with the Coalition starting behind Labor in the polls - but with much that can happen during the campaign.
Many factors affect the decision of whether or not to vote in an election: the decision is mostly about motivation, interest in politics and sense of duty.
For the second time running, it is looking like the French presidential election will go to a runoff between centralist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen.
Voting rights in Canada have changed over time to become more inclusive. Challenging age discrimination in Canada’s election system could be the next step in expanding and strengthening our democracy.
Pakistan is in the middle of a constitutional crisis as a bid to unseat Imran Khan failed.
We don’t yet know the election date, but the campaign has already begun.
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Below the Line is a limited-edition podcast unpacking party lines and policies during the 2022 Australian election campaign. Join presenter Jon Faine and three political scientists for episode one.
Brazil’s president is mimicking some of former US president Donald Trump’s pre-election tactics.