"How many people voted in the last election?"

Thanks for your question Natalia. According to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), 15 676 659 people were enrolled to vote in the 2016 federal election. Of these, 95% voted.

Australia has one of the highest voter turnouts in the world – since voting became compulsory in 1924 over 90 percent of those registered have voted in federal elections. Compulsory voting means that every eligible Australian citizen (18 years or older) is required by law to enrol and vote. For more information about the 2016 election, visit the Australian Electoral Commission website.

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