About the sessions
In the lead up to the 2016 federal election, ALIA was asked by the Australian Electoral Commission to coordinate voter information sessions in public libraries in electorates where there was a higher level of informal voting than the average for that state or territory.
Libraries in these electorates were invited to run sessions in community languages, using the AEC’s Community Electoral Education Kit in May and June 2016.
Funding was by way of four grants of $1750 for single libraries (minimum of one 45-60 minute session) and 16 grants of $4326 for library services with a number of branches (minimum of five 45-60 minute sessions).
A report on the activity will be published here soon, but we know that more than 110 sessions were held around Australia in more than 60 library locations.
These could be downloaded and customised by libraries.
Information can be downloaded direct from the AEC website or from the files below.