Google & Twitter Ready To Help You Find Your Democracy Sausage On Election Day

Google & Twitter Ready To Help You Find Your Democracy Sausage On Election Day

With just over a week until election day, Google’s interactive AusVotes Election Map is back to provide some of the most important information for the big day—like where to vote, how to get there, and who’s on the ballot.

Plus, it has live data to show you where to snag a sausage sanga.

From today, Australians can visit to find polling booths near them along with details about accessibility. Simply enter your postcode, suburb or electorate and voila—you’ll see all your local information.

Thanks to Democracy Sausage, you’ll also be able to see if there’s a sausage sizzle or cake stall at your local polling booth.

Enter your suburb or electorate below and see if you’ll be snagging a snag on Saturday.

Twitter, on the other hand, has launched a special edition DM chatbot to bring voters all the vital information they need before hitting the polls on May 18.

You can get involved by simply heading to @TwitterAU, clicking on the DM button, and our #AusVotes2019 chatbot can help with all of the following:

  • Where can I vote? (It will let people input post code in AEC microsite, which lists suburbs and polling locations)

  • Who are my candidates? (It links to public candidate list on AEC website)

  • Your official guide (What happens at the polling place and how to make your vote count)

  • Stop and check your source (disinformation resources from AEC)

  • #DemocracySausage (Where to find your local sausage sizzle and cake stall via @DemSausage)

Twitter’s bot comes at a time when a quarter of Australian Twitter users are not firmly decided yet on who has their vote this weekend.

Twitter surveyed 1,061 Twitter users and non users in Australia about their outlook regarding the upcoming Federal Elections and their usage of various media sources for political news and information.

Here are some key stats:

  • There are more young people registered to vote than ever before

  • 31% of Twitter users in the 18 — 21 year age bracket are open to a last minute change of heart, highlighting the importance of reaching first-time voters

  • 1 in 4 Australian Twitter users could ‘change their mind’ about who to vote for

  • Tax is the issue most likely to affect the vote of Australian Twitter users

  • Twitter users are twice as likely to participate in governance issues than non Twitter users

  • 71% of Twitter users that have contacted a member of government received a reply

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