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Local Government Mock Ballot Kit





illustration of mock postal ballot electors


Read the short instruction booklet in your kit - it will guide you through running a mock election



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Get interactive with this 'Story of Local Government Elections in Tasmania'.

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Watch this animation about postal voting in Tasmanian local government elections - 'Ballot of Power'.

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Generate your authentic ballot papers

Easy to use spreadsheet that lets you generate ballot papers for your mock election.
Hint - enable macros when prompted - this unlocks the Robson Rotation to give you a genuine feel for the way ballot papers are produced.


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Create your candidate statements

Easy to use fillable PDF lets you create mock candidate statments.










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How the kit links to the Australian Curriculum -
Humanities and Social Sciences


Year 3

Knowledge & Understanding – Civics & Citizenship

HASS Curriculum content
description

Elaborations

General capabilities

The importance of making decisions democratically

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  • making a decision as a class by allowing everyone to have a say and a vote
  • identifying places and situations in communities where decisions are made democratically

Personal & social capability
Critical & creative thinking
Ethical understanding

Year 5

Inquiry & Skills – Researching

HASS Curriculum content
description

Elaborations

General capabilities

Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines

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  • creating flowcharts that show the stages of a process (for example, steps in an electoral process such as a class vote or a local council election; …)

Literacy
Critical & creative thinking

Inquiry & Skills – Evaluating & Reflecting

HASS Curriculum content
description

Elaborations

General capabilities

Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges

ACHASSI102

  • participating in a relevant democratic process (for example, in class votes)

Literacy
Critical & creative thinking
Ethical understanding

Knowledge & Understanding – Civics & Citizenship

HASS Curriculum content
description

Elaborations

General capabilities

The key features of the electoral process in Australia

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  • exploring the secret ballot and compulsory voting as key features of Australia’s democracy
  • recognising the role of the Australian* Electoral Commission in administering elections that are open, free and fair
*Tasmanian Electoral Commission in this case

Literacy
Critical & creative thinking
Ethical understanding

Year 6

Knowledge & Understanding – Civics & Citizenship

HASS Curriculum content
description

Elaborations

General capabilities

The responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia’s democracy

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  • considering the responsibilities of electors (for example, enrolling to vote, being informed and voting responsibly)
  • identifying the characteristics that would make for a ‘good’ representative at the local, state/territory or national level

Personal & social capability
Critical & creative thinking
Ethical understanding

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