On Saturday, Google Australia marked the Australian Elections 2013 with a doodle on its homepage.
The Google logo has been used to show the concept of vote and the process before it finally lands in the ballot box.
The logo has been drawn in the shape of hands exchanging a vote before putting it in the ballot box.
The 2013 Australian Elections, on Saturday, dashed Kevin Rudd's hopes of winning the election for a third term in office with conservative leader Tony Abbott sweeping into office in a landslide victory after voters discarded the outgoing Labor government for six years of turbulent rule.
The election was conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
Earlier, the Labor Party had dumped Rudd in 2010 for Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard, but reinstated him as leader in June 2013 to stay in power.
The election will determine the members of Australia's 44th Parliament.
The proclamation to dissolve the Parliament and begin the election period was issued by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on August 5, 2013. The writs of election were subsequently issued by Bryce and the state governors.
Voting in Australia's federal elections was made compulsory eversince in 1925.
While the House of Representatives uses a preferential ballot system since 1919, for single-member seats; the Senate follows a single transferable vote system since 1949, with optional group voting tickets since 1984.
The legal voting age in Australia has been 18 since 1973 and elections are held on a Saturdays as most people are off work on that day.
An interesting thing about the Australian elections is that people usually enjoy a yummy sausage sandwich while waiting to cast their votes as many school communities put up stalls raise funds.