Online resources for voting and active citizenship
Do you find politics and our electoral system inaccessible and at times overwhelming? Do you know how to enrol to vote and more importantly what your vote actually means when you head to the polls? Is this the first time you will be voting in an election?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we are here to help! In the lead up to the 2022 State election, it is important now, more than ever, that young people understand how they as active citizens can take part in our democracy. This is why the Y has partnered with the VEC to deliver their Passport to Democracy training in six easy to complete modules for young people aged 16 – 25. If you want to feel more informed before heading out to vote, please check out our training below.
Start here to learn about what a representative democracy is and what exactly is the difference between local, state and federal governments.
Learn about the most important step in engaging with our democracy – enrolling to vote! If you haven’t already done so, we can show you how.
If you have never voted before, or need a refresher, this module will take you through step by step how the voting process actually works.
Voting in an election is one way of taking action but you don’t need to wait until you can vote to participate in civic life. This module will take you through some other options to create change in your community!