What do words mean?
Australian citizen - a person who was born in Australia.
Or a person who was born overseas but now lives in Australia.
This person has made a special promise to follow all the laws of Australia.
This person has become an Australian citizen.
Ballot box - a box in the voting centre where you put your filled-in ballot paper.
Ballot paper - a sheet of paper you write your vote on.
Candidate - a person who wants to represent you in Parliament.
Democracy - a country where people have the right to vote for who is in charge.
Election - choosing someone or making a choice by voting.
Election day - the day you go to vote.
Election official - a person who works at elections.
Enrol - put your name on a list to vote.
How-to-vote card - a page of information about candidates and how to vote for them.These are given out at voting centres on election day.
Independent - by yourself.An independent person in Parliament does not belong to a group or political party.
Political party - a group of people who have similar ideas about things.
Postal vote - you can vote before the election.
Often you will vote at home.
You will send your vote back in an envelope before election day.
Victorian State Government - the largest group of people in State Parliament is called the Victorian State Government.
The State Government is in charge of Victoria.
Victorian State Parliament- a group of people who are chosen by the people in Victoria to represent them.
Vote or voting - to make your choice on your ballot paper.
Voting centre - the place you go on election day to vote.