What is the difference between an electorate and a division?
Thanks for your question Lisa. An electorate is a geographical area of Australia represented by a member of parliament elected to the House of Representatives. It is also known as an electoral division or division. There are 151 members in the House of Representatives and each of these members represents an electorate. Electorates are based on population; on average 110 000 voters live in each electorate.
Casting a vote for the House of Representatives.
Australian Electoral Commission
A green ballot paper is put into a ballot box labelled 'House of Representatives/GREEN/Ballot Papers'.
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