Yes! However, it’s all about smart voting. Many people will simply vote for the party leader, who is first on the list. Voting for someone else, like picking the first female politician on the list, is called preferential voting. Casting a preferential vote for the woman of your choice may have great impact on who ends up your elected representative.
Polls are a useful tool to determine who best to vote for. If a party is expected to win 10 seats, the smart thing to do is vote for the woman or women who fall just outside of that scope. That way, preferential voting might still get them into Parliament!
Be sure to check out our voting guide!