The 2016 Australian Election Study and Candidate Study surveys, conducted immediately following the July 2016 federal election, are now available. The full datasets for both surveys, together with the codebooks and other documentation, are available at The AES consists of 2,818 respondents nation-wide who were asked a wide range of questions about the election campaign, their vote in 2016 and voting history, the political leaders and political parties, and views of political, social and economic issues.