Australia Parliamentary Elections: A Snapshot
Australians are all set to cast their ballots on August 21, 2010.
Country: Commonwealth of Australia
Poll date: August 21, 2010
Number of voters: 14 million Australians are enrolled to vote in the elections. Voting is compulsory for Australians over the age of 18.
Parliament: Bi-cameral, based on Britain`s Westminster system. Parliament has two chambers, the lower House of Representatives and the upper house Senate. The Australian federal election will elect members of the 43rd Parliament.
Compiled by: Kamna Arora