Essential Report

2019 Voting Method

May 7, 2019

Q. Which of the following best describes how you intend to vote at the Federal Election?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other Last Week
I will vote at a pre-poll before election day 24% 30% 26% 21% 22% 21%
I will vote by post 13% 12% 13% 13% 18% 12%
I will vote at a polling station on election day 50% 50% 55% 55% 48% 56%
I’m not sure how I will vote 9% 7% 5% 5% 7% 7%
I don’t intend to vote 3% 1% 1% 1% 3% 3%
I intend to vote informal 1% 0% 0% 0% 3% 1%
  • Half (50%) of voters intend to visit a polling station on election day, with pre-polling the second most popular option, with 24% intending to do this.
  • As election day gets closer, fewer people said they intend to vote on the day. Last week 56% intended to vote on election day, this is now 50%, with those intending to pre-poll increasing from 21% to 24%, and voting by post moving from 12% to 13%.
  • Voters aged 55 and over are most likely to complete a pre-poll vote before election day (30%).

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