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What is an electorate?

What? We are learning about what an electorate is.

Why? This will help us understand how our democracy system works.

How? I will be able to record key information as I watch the video and then answer the questions with a partner and post as a quality comment.

Watch the BTN story ‘What is an Electorate?’ and answer the following questions in pairs:

1. At election time, people vote for the ______________ who are running in their________________
2. What is an electorate?
3. How many federal electorates are there in Australia?
4. How many square kilometres does the electorate of Grayndler cover?
5. Which is the largest electorate in Australia? How many square kilometres does it cover?
6. How are electorates worked out?
7. Who are electorates named after?
8. What is a safe seat?
9. Why do politicians spend a lot of time campaigning in marginal seats?
10. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?

10 thoughts on “What is an electorate?

  1. Dear Miss Scarrott
    1- Vote for the electorate who are running our places
    2- All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election.
    3- 150
    4- 32 square kilometres
    5- 1.6 million Durack
    6- By what place they live in.
    7- Mostly named by Australian icons
    8- The people in this area all have similar opinions or they’re happy with the way their party’s running things.
    9- Because the people in this electorate all have different views on the big issues or many decide they want a change.
    10- We learned that places, not states are voting for electorate in the place. We also founded out what marginal seat and a safe seat.
    From Bruke and Gae Soe

  2. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    Today we learnt about what is an electorate is, and how it impacts us.
    1. People vote for candidates of the electorate.
    2. An electorate is, all the people in a specific area or country who have to vote in an election.
    3. We think there is 150 federal electorates.
    4. Grayndler covers 32km2
    5. Durack is the largest area. It covers 1,629,858km2
    6. It depends on the amount of people/population in a specific area.
    7. Electorates are name after previous important people or traditional indigenous words.
    8. When the same or more amount of people vote for the same person over and over again.
    9. Marginals spend a lot of time on trying/attempting to get other peoples votes.
    10. We understand what an electorate is in general.

    From Jess, & Day Day 🙂

  3. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    1. At election time, people vote for the members who are running in their electorate.
    2. They’re the base for voting.
    3. There are 150 Federal Electorates.
    4. The Grayndler covers 32km2
    5. The largest electorate is Durack which covers 1,629,858km2
    6. It depends on the population of Australia.
    7. Electorates are named by important Australians who’ve died, former prime ministers, or traditional indigenous words.
    8. From what we understood, a safe seat is when people vote for the same politician because they’re happy with how their party is running things.
    9. We think its because sometimes the people have different views or would like to change parties so they try to campaign their party as much as possible.
    10. We understand more about for the house of representatives, we only vote for the politicians running in our electorate but there are a lot of things we are still unclear about.

    From Angela

  4. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    1. At election time, people vote for the members who are running in their electorate.
    2. They’re the base for voting.
    3. There are 150 Federal Electorates.
    4. The Grayndler covers 32km2
    5. The largest electorate is Durack which covers 1,629,858km2
    6. It depends on the population of Australia.
    7. Electorates are named by important Australians who’ve died, former prime ministers, or traditional indigenous words.
    8. From what we understood, a safe seat is when people vote for the same politician because they’re happy with how their party is running things.
    9. We think its because sometimes the people have different views or would like to change parties so they try to campaign their party as much as possible.
    10. We understand more about for the house of representatives, we only vote for the politicians running in our electorate but there are a lot of things Jorja and I are still unclear about.

    From Angela and Jorja

  5. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    1. At election time, people vote for the Candidates who are running in their electorate.
    2. An electorate is when an area represented by one Member of Parliament.
    3.150 federal Electorates
    4. Grayndler covers 32 km2
    5. The biggest Federal electorate is Durack covering 1,629,858 km2.
    6. They are based on the number of people in them, that’s so everyone gets a fair say.
    7. They are mostly named after important Australians who have died, formal prime ministers or indigenous words.
    8. A Safe Seat is when most of the people agree or have the same opinion on the politician who will represent the Electorate.
    9. The politicians spend a lot of time arguing in marginal seat because they are trying to convince people to vote for their party.
    10. we understand what Electorate voting is.
    From Mark and Noah.

  6. Dear Miss Scarrott
    1. At election time, people vote for the members who are running in their electorates
    2. An electorate is the base of all our voting.
    3. There are 150 federal electorates in Australia.
    4. Grayndler covers 32 km2.
    5. The largest electorate is Durack it covers 1,629,858km2.
    6. It depends on the population.
    7. The electors are named after important Australians that have died they are Mayo, Groom, linairi and Whitlam.
    8. The safety seat is is when people keep voting for the same person year after year, because they have the same opinion or happy the way there party is going.
    9. Because some people might change their mind and vote for them.
    10. We understand a bit more about what an electors is
    By Gracie and Emma

  7. Dear Miss Scarrott
    1. At election time, people vote for the members who are running in their electorates
    2. What is an electorate? It is like states but it is Were you have to vote.
    3. How many federal electorates are there in Australia?150
    4. How many square kilometres does the electorate of Grayndler cover? 32
    5. Which is the largest electorate in Australia? How many square kilometres does it cover? Durack covers 1,629,858
    6. How are electorates worked out? The place you have to vote.
    7. Who are electorates named after? Prim minsters aboriginal places and historical Australians
    8. What is a safe seat? When you stay as the most voted person.
    9. Why do politicians spend a lot of time campaigning in marginal seats? Getting people to vote for you.
    2.
    10. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story? We understand Electorates more.

  8. To Miss Scarrott

    1.At election time, people vote for the ______________ who are running in their________________
    2. What is an electorate?
    3. How many federal electorates are there in Australia?
    4. How many square kilometres does the electorate of Grayndler cover?
    5. Which is the largest electorate in Australia? How many square kilometres does it cover?
    6. How are electorates worked out?
    7. Who are electorates named after?

    Member, electorates
    A. a electorate is a part of Australia that collects all the votes from there parties
    B. there is 150 federal electoral
    C. it has 32km2
    D. Durack 1,629,858
    E. the candids controls the electors by the states
    F. Famous people that effected Australia in a significant way

    From Jemma and Brandon

  9. Dear Miss Scarrott

    1. At election time, people vote for the Politician who are running in their electorate.

    2. Electorate is when they divide it into different state. Some are small some are enormous. It not about the size. It about how people living in it.

    3. 150
    4. 32 km 2 square)
    5. Durack 1,629,858 km 2 square)

    We understand that when election time they divided into, different state.

    From Simon and Htaw Nay

  10. Dear Miss Scarrott
    Australia is divided up to states and territories but when it’s election time it is divided differently and if the population stays equal that’s called redistribution.

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