A public hearing was held yesterday by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters about the conduct of the 2010 Federal election. The meeting was held as part of an inquiry into concerns that voters are not making their votes count.
2010’s Federal Election had 5.55 per cent of informal votes which has risen from past years. This means that over seven hundred and twenty thousand votes were not counted in the 2010 Election.
The public hearing aimed to help people understand how to make their votes count and reduce the level of informal votes at the next election.
To discuss yesterday’s hearing, Catherine Zengerer was joined by New South Wales MP Daryl Melham. She asked Mr. Melham why the level of informal votes is on the rise.