Geography of Elections

Geography of Elections

At a glance

In this activity, students

  • reflect on the different communities they belong to and then consider the idea of their electoral community
  • examine their own federal electoral district and compare it to at least one other, using maps and fact sheets, and
  • consolidate their learning by considering questions like which member of Parliament would have an easier job representing their electoral community.

Big idea

Each federal electoral district has its own election. The community of voters chooses one candidate to represent the whole district in Parliament.


This activity is designed for a geography, social studies, civics or citizenship class. 



Time needed:

60 minutes