Votes in Australia: ABC Election Day coverage Saturday 21st May 2022.

The Australians go to the polls Saturday May 21st ABC’s unrivaled team of experts will bring you the nation’s most authoritative coverage in one day of special programs on television, radio and online.

Stay tuned to ABC all day and into the evening for lively and insightful commentary and ongoing news from across Australia.


All-day election coverage begins with Johanna Nicholson and Jeremy Fernandez At weekend breakfast at 7:00 a.m. (all times are AEST), followed by expanded ABC News bulletins throughout the day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., presented by Joe O’Brien and Karina Carvalho.

A national edition of abc news give the last word live across the country at 5:00 p.m. on Election Day before the polls close, presented by Jeremy Fernandez and Maria Gearin.

And from 6 p.m. on election night, Leigh sales, Anton Green and David Spear will lead our telecast. You will join Annabel Crab, Andrew samples, Laura Tingle as well as Labor Tanja Plibersek and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham.

Antony Greens Unparalleled analysis of the data will provide viewers with the most reliable and timely updates throughout the night and as it happens.

insider host David Spear presents a new segment of cutting-edge graphics that show viewers not only where the election is won and lost, but also the trends behind the outcome. Have coal communities returned to Labour, have high-mortgage-stressed seats stayed in government? David will answer these questions and more with the help of tune compass moderator Bridget Brennanformer Deputy Head of State of the Victorian Liberal Party Tony Barry and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Labor in Victoria, cosmos of samaras.

There will be ABC reporters scattered coast to coast in the battlefield seats who will decide who will form the next government, crossing over the key figures of parties big and small as the composition of the 47thth Parliament takes shape. Greg Jennett and Patricia Karvelas will be monitoring Liberal and labor camp sentiment from their Sydney events and we will be bringing the Victory and Concession speeches live to the audience as they take place.

On Sunday May 22nd weekend breakfast starts at 6:00 am to bring you up to speed, followed by the last 90 minutes insider Program of the 2022 federal election campaign, live from the ABC election center in Ulten.

David Spear will join David Crow (The Age & Sydney Morning Herald) Catherine Murphy (The Guardian) and Samantha Virgin ( to break down the outcome for viewers – where it won, where it lost or if it’s still up in the air over who is likely to form a minority government.

Expect interviews with senior members of the Liberal and Labor parties and a look back at the ups and downs of the campaign in an insider Installation of your choice.

If you’re on the go, lining up to vote or at an election night party, you can stay connected with live streaming coverage throughout the day on ABC iview, and then catch up on important moments and stories with our Australia true Collection.

And the ABC News website and app will blog live throughout the day and into the night as votes are tallied and results come in. Follow the blog for the latest results, expert analysis from the ABC election team and 24/7 reporters across the country, and get involved by asking the ABC News team a question or leaving a comment.

Radio and Audio:

ABC Audio News and Current Affairs, along with Radio National and ABC NewsRadio, will provide comprehensive coverage of the election for Election Weekend listeners.

The party room podcast with Patricia Karvelas and Francis Kelly will end the voting weekend with an episode on Thursday 19 May to wrap up the election campaign and another on Monday 23 May to analyze the election result and the implications for the next government term.

That Australia true The podcast will capture voter sentiment in key seats leading up to Election Day and answer questions from listeners on Friday, May 20 with a panel of ABC’s top political analysts. A special episode, available at lunchtime on Sunday, May 22, will explain how the election was won and lost.

on election day, In this week With Linda Mottram looks back on the course of the political contest and its importance for the future of the election campaign, and from 6 p.m Raff Epstein and Sabra Lane will guide listeners through all the key takeaways from election night, switching to our experts and reporters across the country to bring the latest news and analysis from the polls. They will be accompanied throughout the evening by top-class current and former politicians and candidates in key positions. Thomas Oriti will cover the latest news on the night.

Listen live on your ABC Local radio station, ABC NewsRadio, RN or via the ABC Listen app.

On Sunday, May 22nd from 8 a.m. David Lipson will be host AM Program live to bring listeners the dishes from election night 2022 and ABC News daily will also deliver an episode focusing on the biggest story of the election result.


Download the ABC NEWS app for everything you need on Election Day. We’ll be there live as Australians cast their vote, when the count begins and until the final result is known.

Before heading into the voting booth, use our interactive tool to get personalized information on where to vote and who your local candidates are. We’ll be answering your election questions throughout the weekend to give you an insight into the election process and understand the events of the day.

ABC political journalists will provide an expert analysis of the outcome and its impact on Australians.

Our comprehensive results service gives you up-to-the-minute results as the count is taken for each seat; the race between the two major parties; and an interactive map to explain the path to victory.

And if you’re still undecided, tune compass is exclusive to ABC and has been attended by more than 1 million people. Go to to see how your views compare to those of the major political parties.

*All times above are AEST.

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Paul Akkermans

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