A candidate might make several speeches in a federal election campaign, hoping that voters will elect them to Parliament. However, there are other things that could influence voters in deciding who to elect. The candidate might conduct television, radio or newspaper interviews, or get their messages across to the public through social media. Voters might consider the candidate’s record of service in the community. Voters may also decide who to elect based on a candidate’s ideas or plans for Australia, whether as part of a political party or as an Independent.
On Election Day, it is up to each voter to decide who they will vote for to represent them and make laws in Parliament.