No easy feat reaching out to voters in largest Aussie electorates

Costly and time-consuming for candidates to cover vast distances to win outback votes

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For political candidates in the Australian electorate of Durack - one of the largest seats in the world - the traditional campaign technique of knocking on doors of residents to try to win their votes is no easy feat.

The massive, rural electorate in Western Australia covers almost 1.4 million sq km, which makes it larger than Peru and almost 2,000 times the size of Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline No easy feat reaching out to voters in largest Aussie electorates. Subscribe