Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Australia elections: Governing coalition trails in close race” – below is their description.
A last-minute rule change will allow Australians with COVID-19 to vote by phone in elections on Saturday.
It follows legal threats on behalf of about 100,000 people who feared they would miss out.
It has been a close race between the governing conservative coalition and its challenger Labor Party.
Al Jazeera’s @Sarah Clarke reports from Sydney, Australia.
– Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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Voting is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting. Residents of a place represented by an elected official are called “constituents”, and those constituents who cast a ballot for their chosen candidate are called “voters”. There are different systems for collecting votes, but while many of the systems used in decision-making can also be used as electoral systems, any which cater for proportional representation can only be used in elections.
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