A mock election that coincided with the 2018 South Australian state election was held on Saturday March 17th. It involved 336 young people filling out a ballot for either the electoral district of Adelaide or Waite. This helped the young people participating to become familiar with the voting booths and ballot boxes, demystifying the actual process of voting so that they had a better understanding of what was involved on the day. It also included information on pre-enrolment, which many young people aged 18 years, went on to complete.
It was a unique opportunity for young people to come together in a practical way to learn about how democracy works around a subject they care deeply about.
http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4813192.htm (First Story)
http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4820449.htm (Accompanying Teacher Research for class discussion)
To read the Democracy in Action report of the SA election, read it in full here!