Today's charts take a quick look at the number and proportion of formal votes cast at recent Federal elections by vote type in the House of Representatives. Before each chart is a quick definition of the vote type.
An Absent Vote is cast on election day, but at a polling place outside of the voter's electorate, but still within the state or territory.
An Ordinary Vote is cast on election day at a polling place within the electoral division for which a voter is enrolled.
A Postal Vote is cast by post because the voter cannot attend a polling place in their state or territory on election day.
A Pre-poll Vote is cast at an early voting centre or an AEC divisional office before election day.
A Provisional Vote is one cast when a voter's name cannot be found on the certified list,
the voter's name is already marked off the certified list as having
voted, or the voter is registered as a silent elector.
Yielding a total formal vote count as follows.
A Formal Vote is cast when the ballot paper has been marked according
to the rules for that election and can be counted towards
the result. A ballot paper that does not meet the rules for formality is
called informal and cannot be counted towards the result.