By-election study participant information

Five by-elections have been called in the electorates of Perth, Fremantle, Longman, Mayo and Braddon. The Voter Choice Project is conducting a special study on these by-elections.

Participant Information

There are three questionnaires in the by-election study,  beginning with an initial questionnaire as soon as we have verified you are on the electoral roll. (If you are not on the electoral roll yet but registering soon, or are a silent elector, please email us to let us know that so you can still participate.)

A second questionnaire will be sent out on July 18, and a final questionnaire will be sent on election day July 28.

**Registration for the by-election study has been re-opened due to popular demand. People who sign up after July 1 will only get two questionnaires, a catch up questionnaire on July 18, and the exit poll on election day.**

You will be asked many of the same questions as are intended for the main study: who you are intending to vote for, your interest in politics generally, what political conversations you have had, and what political news or campaign material you have been exposed to, and some questions about yourself, your friends, family and the people you work with. For each questionnaire, you will receive a new invitation email with a unique link.

At the end of the final questionnaire you will be asked if you would like to continue in the main study. We hope you will! We will save your answers so you don’t have to answer the same questions again. You will only answer one extra questionnaire compared to everyone else.

Time Commitment

Each questionnaire should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, but the amount of time will vary greatly depending on how much you have engaged with the campaign, and other factors such as if you have changed who you are intending to vote for, or if you like to write a lot in the comment boxes. In total your time commitment for the by-election study is one hour. If you participate in the main study as well your entire commitment time is about four and a half hours.

We understand your time is valuable, and greatly appreciate your participation.