Programs

Programs include an innovative audio visual presentation, participation in a mock election, discussion with experienced electoral educators and completing activities using the interactive displays.

The main focus of the Electoral Education Centre (EEC) is the electoral systems for the three levels of government — Federal, State and local, with particular attention given to the preferential system of voting.Three boys completing activity sheets in a display room.

The programs offered are designed to reflect the curriculum requirements and help teachers achieve necessary outcomes in Active Citizenship and Natural and Social Systems learning areas. Programs are suited to:

  • upper primary school students
  • lower secondary school students
  • Politics and Legal Studies students (years 11-12)
  • student teachers
  • Non English Speaking Background students
  • students with disability
  • community groups.

State Government program

Suitable for upper primary school students, or young adults with disability.

Topics covered include:

  • three levels of Government and their responsibilities
  • two Houses of WA State Parliament
  • polling places
  • enrolment
  • ballot papers for Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council and how these are completed
  • formality of votes
  • preferential voting and counting.

Federal Government program

Group of children in a display room, cheering.Suitable for lower secondary school students, or adapted for younger students on request.

Topics covered include:

  • three levels of Government and their responsibilities
  • two Houses of Parliament – both State and Federal
  • compulsory voting
  • voting milestones
  • polling places
  • enrolment
  • ballot papers for House of Representatives and the Senate and how these are completed
  • formality of votes
  • preferential voting and counting.

Politics and Legal Studies program

Suitable for year 11 and 12 students studying Politics and Legal Studies. This program features an extended classroom discussion instead of viewing the interactive displays.

Topics covered include:

  • arguments for and against compulsory voting
  • comparison of the first-past-the-post, preferential and proportional representation systems of voting
  • enrolment
  • Double Majority (for Constitutional referendums)
  • importance of using your vote correctly
  • milestones in Australian electoral history.

Last Updated: 21 August, 2018 - 10:27am