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The 2019 Federal Election is happening on Twitter

By Kara Hinesley
Thursday, 18 April 2019

The countdown to the Australian Federal Election (or to your next #democracysausage) is on.

As Aussies prepare to go to the polls, they are taking to Twitter to discuss the political issues, topics, and candidates that matter to them most. Given that #Auspol has been the most Tweeted hashtag in the nation for the past five years, these conversations are only getting started.

Here’s your quick and handy guide on how to follow the #AusVotes election on Twitter.

We’ve launched a special event page, Aussie election emoji, and more so you won’t miss a moment of the #AusVotes policies, debates, and most importantly - the memes.

The taste of Aussie democracy in your Tweets with the Australian Election emoji.

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We’re celebrating the sweet taste of electoral participation with a homage to the humble Australian ‘Democracy Sausage’. This special edition emoji will appear when you Tweet using any of the following hashtags.

- #AusVotes
- #AusVotes2019
- #Auspol
- #AusVotes19
- #DemocracySausage
- #SausageSizzle

Live updates on the Australian Election 2019 event page.

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Check out the dedicated election event page here. It’s your one-stop shop for #AusVotes updates, Tweets, recaps, videos, and Moments, available on Twitter for iOS and Android, as well as desktop.

#AusVotes and the story so far.

At just under a week into the #AusVotes campaign, election-focussed conversation on Twitter has started strong. Here’s some of the key statistics so far.

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For all the latest updates throughout the election campaign, give @TwitterAU and our Moments account @MomentsAU a follow for the best of Twitter throughout the election campaign.

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Kara Hinesley

‎@karahinesley‎

Head of Public Policy, Australia and New Zealand

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