The countdown for the next scheduled Australian Federal Election is officially on with betting markets already hyped up. The much possibility of elections taking place is on or before 18th May 2019.
So, the next Australian Federal Election is most likely to happen on or before 18th May- 2nd November, in regards to latest reports for half senate and House of Representatives.
On or before 18 May 2019 (Half Senate)
On or before 2nd November 2019 (House of Representatives)
Total seats for Australian House of Representatives are 151, and 76 seats are needed for a majority 40 (of 76) seats in Australian Senate.
There are always a possibility of cessation which may suggest the next election must be held between 4 August 2018 and 18 May 2019 for half of the senators (from the states) and on or before 2 NOVEMBER 2019 FOR THR House of Representatives and the same dates go for the Senators from the territories.
Australia has compulsory voting system, which refers to a law which requires eligible citizens to register themselves in order to vote in National/Local elections.Much preference is given to instant-run off voting which is a voting method used in single-seat elections with more than two candidates. This is applied in single member-seats for the lower house, the House of Representatives which is renewed to 151 in coming election as In comparison to 150 for last election. There is also optional-preference single transferable voting which is, a voting system designed to achieve proportional representation through ranked voting in multi-seat organizations or constituencies. This is in the proportionally represented upper house, the 76-seat Senate.