CANBERRA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Australian federal election will be held on September 7. Figures released by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on this election help people better understand the election.
-- 14.7 million: A record 14.7 million electors enrolled, including 71,000 new enrollments and 118,000 updated enrollments in the final 24 hours before the close of rolls.
-- 1,717: A record of 1,717 candidates have nominated to contest the 2013 federal election. This includes 529 Senate candidates contesting for the 40 Senate vacancies and 1,188 candidates for the 150 House of Representatives seats across Australia.
-- 1,462,721: 1,462,721 electors have voted at early voting centers by September 4 since early voting started on August 20. Early voting is available to people for a range of reasons, including work, illness, travel and religious belief.
-- 75,000: Temporary employment of over 75,000 polling officials has been confirmed for the 2013 federal election.
-- 8,000: Nearly 8,000 polling places have been confirmed for the 2013 federal election.
-- 43 million and 50,000: Over 43 million ballot papers have been printed and 50,000 ballot boxes produced and distributed.