It is part of a massive operation — that also involves 50,000 ballot boxes being produced, 100,000 pencils provided and 43 million ballot papers printed — to ensure everyone eligible votes. Despite the logistical difficulties, Australians overwhelmingly abide by their obligation to vote, with a more than 90 percent turnout in 2010 when Labor’s former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard beat Abbott after forming a coalition after neither major party scored an outright win.
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