Want to teach your child about Australia’s preferential voting system? There’s a book for that!
Preferential voting is explained in the new children’s book, Vote 4 Me.
Due for release in August, Vote 4 Me is a story about the fictional Mount Mayhem Public School where students want to elect a new class representative to instil some much-needed change.
The book cleverly orients the reader to the idea of a democracy in a familiar setting, with characters they will recognise from their own school.
With Australia’s preferential voting system being far from straightforward, mum and dad will also learn a thing or two!
The book is written by author and electoral educator Krys Saclier, with fun illustrations by political cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.
Krys says the book is timely.
“While the next Australian Federal Election isn’t until 2022, the US election is just around the corner.
“Soon politics will be all over the news, presenting a great opportunity for teachers, parents and librarians across the country to talk to their kids about the Australian voting system, specifically preferential voting.
“This is also perfect for any student learning Civics & Citizenship at school. I hope parents, teachers and students enjoy the simple and fun way this has been explained.”
Vote 4 Me is aimed at upper primary school students.
Wild Dog Books, RRP $24.99.