Vote Compass: An Exercise in Public Engagement
Free Public Lecture
The Lab, Level 2 of the Digital Studio
Digital Politics seminar series
During the 2019 federal election campaign, Vote Compass received 1.62 million responses – exceeding the 1.3 million responses received in 2016 – making it the largest-ever survey of political opinion in Australia. The University of Melbourne served as the academic partner for Vote Compass during the 2013, 2016 and 2019 federal election campaigns. In this seminar Dr Aaron Martin will explain the University's role and his motivations for getting involved with this project.
Dr Aaron Martin, Lecturer and Co-director of the Policy Lab
Dr Aaron Martin
Lecturer and Co-director of the Policy Lab
University of Melbourne
Aaron Martin was educated at the ANU, the Institute of Political Studies (Paris), Stanford University and the University of Melbourne. He returned to the University of Melbourne as Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences in 2011. Aaron’s research focuses on young people and politics, political participation, public opinion and policy agendas. He is the author of *Young People and Politics: Political Engagement in the AngloAmerican Democracies* (Routledge, 2012) and numerous articles. In 2010 he has awarded an ARC grant with Keith Dowding (ANU) for a project entitled ‘Policy Agendas in the Australian Commonwealth'. Aaron also sits on the Australian Electoral Commissioner’s Advisory Board on Electoral Research.