Today’s the day! After weeks of campaigning, political candidates will finally go head-to-head as Australia’s voters hand in their ballots. 

Woroni has put together a comprehensive guide of all of our election coverage to inform students as they cast their votes.

Firstly, a written guide and a video guide on how to vote today, on election day, in the ACT, either as a local or interstate voter. 

In the lead up to the election, Woroni interviewed candidates from Labor and the Greens, as well as independents. You can read Woroni’s interviews with two of the candidates for the seat of Canberra, Labor’s Alicia Payne (the incumbent member) and the Greens’ Tim Hollo

Woroni also sat down with four contestants vying for one of the ACT’s two Senate positions: Katy Gallagher (incumbent Senator) from the Labor Party, Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng from the Greens, independent David Pocock, and independent Kim Rubenstein

Four Senate candidates – Dr Goreng Goreng, Pocock, Rubenstein and Labor’s second senate candidate Maddy Northam, battled it out at the ANUSA debate held on campus, summarised here.

When voting for the senate, an explainer on what it means to vote above or below the line and how to do it so your vote counts. 

Following the release of the federal budget, Woroni interviewed incumbent federal politicians on the issues of student safety on campus, climate change, and housing affordability. This Labor MP and candidate for the seat of Fenner Andrew Leigh and Greens Senators Mehreen Faruqi (New South Wales), Janet Rice (Victoria) and Nick McKim (Tasmania). 

ANU students shared their perspectives on their pre-election attitudes in a video and what they deemed the key election issues in this article

Vote counting will begin tonight following the closing of polls at 6pm. However, only time will tell as to when winners will be decided and when the next government will be announced.