Voters to roll up and
The Australian Electoral Commission has urged Australian voters to ensure they are correctly enrolled to vote in time for the Federal election to be held on 14 September this year.
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The election date was announced by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, earlier this week.
Electoral Commissioner, Ed Killesteyn said all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over were required by law to enrol and vote in the Federal election.
Mr Killesteyn said 17-year-olds who turned 18 before or on 14 September would also be able to vote and should enrol now.
He also urged all Australians to check their address details were up to date on the electoral roll.
“Every time you move, you need to update your address on the electoral roll,” Mr Killesteyn said.
“You can do this on-the-spot by going online.
“If you haven’t kept your enrolment details up to date over time, you may have been removed from the electoral roll so it’s very important to check.”
He said with about 1.5 million people missing from the roll, checking might reveal that some people who thought they were on the roll were mistaken.
“If you’re unsure, check your enrolment details online or by calling the AEC on 13 23 26,” he said.
“To enrol, complete an online enrolment form, print and sign it and then return it to the AEC.”
The AEC website can be accessed at this PS News link.
Edition 347, 5 February 2013