Modern technology gives us many things.

Take a look at the sites that can help you learn, vote, eat and bet on Election Day


Election Day is finally upon us and now it’s time to perform our civic duty. There is plenty of information online to help you cast your vote including find a polling place, find out more about candidates and then tracking all of the results.

It’s been a long campaign but now it’s time to get down to business.

Interestingly if you type “Election Australia” into Google – the first paid ad you’ll find is How to vote for the Liberal Party.

Here are some sites to help you on Election Day including some that point out all the polling booths that are also running sausage sizzles and even where you can bet on the result.



The official site for the election has an abundance of information including finding your electorate and instructions on how to vote so you can make sure your vote counts.

You can simply enter your postcode to find the nearest polling stations and whether they have wheelchair access.



Google has done a great job putting together an interactive election map that allows you to find out detailed information about each electorate and every candidate in that seat.

From the candidates list you can also access their personal sites and their party sites.

You can zoom in and out and see the polling places on a map and see what hours they are open.



The ABC’s election TV coverage is always second to none and this time around that will again be the case.

But the ABC website also offers a feast of information, stats and trivia that will make you the smartest person in the room.

There’s even a tipping test to see if you can pick the winners of the election.

Our favourite feature of the ABC website is the Vote Compass which can help undecided voters decide which candidates are more aligned with their views.



Who says betting was restricted to sport? There’s a healthy market on offer for punters from picking Coalition (very short price favourites at $1.08) or Labor (outsiders ay $8) to if there is a hung parliament, senate betting, the Federal Election forecasts, clean state sweeps and whether Pauline Hanson, Derryn Hinch and Tony Windsor get elected.



If you’re going to possibly spend time in a line waiting to vote, why not go to a polling booth where they have a sausage sizzle to ensure you don’t go hungry while you’re waiting to cast your vote.

Simply find your polling place on a map and you can tell at a glance whether there is a sausage sizzle, a cake stall and even vegetarian options.

And if you’re running a sausage sizzle or cake stall and it’s not listed on the site, you can add it to the list.