For the determined vote rigger, new technology is no barrier to old-fashioned ballot-box skulduggery. This election, Indian officials are trying to stay a step ahead with a radical technology - the paper trail.
Vanessa Teague 

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's pitch to voters: "I am ready to fight against the richest, the most powerful, and the most corrupt in this country. I will fight, but I will not fight alone, we will all fight together."

Campaign advertising that denigrates and humiliates political leaders is cheap in both senses of the word and damages our political culture, writes Jackie Dickenson.

Since the 1970s, political media stunts and stage management have become the norm. 
Michael Gawenda

What makes a successful first week for a political party in a modern election campaign? [video]
Nicholas Reece

Was Joe Hockey right when he claimed that only 2% of Australians under 50 earning $100,000 are women? 
Chris Lloyd

Explaining the Australian election to an international audience.
Nicholas Reece

 

A comprehensive and regularly updated repository of all the major political party's election manifestos.

Favourite Joko Widodo's run to the Presidential Palace appears to be on track. Professor Tim Lindsey explains why Australians should be hoping that he doesn't stumble. Photo: Flickr/Danuprimanto https://flic.kr/p/68ZuxP

Enlisting a retro cash-register 'ker-ching" and old-school supermarket spruiking, the Liberals target hip-pocket nervousness about Labor pledges and spending.

A nationally representitive survey has found Australian politicians are failing to engage or build a sense of trust with voters just months out from the federal election.
Aaron Martin

Some Senate ballot papers are going to be so large this year electoral officials have ordered magnifying glasses to help voters. Really.
Wes Mountain.

A debater's take on the success or failure of first leaders' debate.
James Gray

It's been a busy and complex week of polling, with data at the national, state and individual-seat level. Here we try to disentangle them.
Dr Denis Muller

Is this campaign video with bite, or has it jumped the shark? Take the poll.
Election Watch team

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