TalkSport understands that a lot of people may be sceptical of online voting in the upcoming election.
This is because the online voting process is a new one for Australia.
So, as always, it’s important to remember that a big part of this election is about what’s happening in the real world.
And it’s the people who are using social media to influence their vote that are making this election so important.
The key thing to remember is that social media is a tool for a good reason.
Social media has a huge impact on our political debate, but is it a tool to make decisions about our future?
We spoke to the experts to find out.
First up is Dr Kevin Suckling from the Australian Electoral Commission.
Dr Kevin Sinkler from the Electoral Commission, speaking to the ABC.
Kevin Sinkling from Electoral Commission: There’s lots of evidence that online voting actually has an impact on people’s behaviour and the decisions they make, especially when they’re using a tool like Facebook.
In fact, the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that more than half of the Facebook posts that people made in the weeks following the election were supportive of Labor.
We’re still working through some of the data from that, and so we’re working through the data to understand exactly how much people are actually doing and what that is in terms of their voting behaviour, and that’s going to be really important to us in the next few months as we begin the process of making sure we understand exactly what’s going on.
So if you’re not using social or other forms of digital voting, don’t be afraid to get involved, and if you’ve got any suggestions for how you could do that better, we’d love to hear them.
The ABC’s The Weekend Australian is your guide to Australia’s election.
It’s hosted by Jonathon Coote and edited by Sarah Wilson.
You can listen to this week’s episode by clicking on the play button below.
You will also be able to download a podcast of the episode on the ABC iPlayer, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.