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Surge in pre-poll numbers at 2019 federal election changes the relationship between voters and parties

  • Written by Stephen Mills, Hon Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney
Surge in pre-poll numbers at 2019 federal election changes the relationship between voters and partiesAnother issue is that pre-polling gives an advantage to the major parties over the smaller ones, due to the latter having fewer resources.AAP/Bianca de Marchi

On the morning of the last Monday in April, 2019, federal election officials opened the doors of more than 500 pre-poll voting centres around Australia, and waited for the voters to turn up....

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