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Register To Vote

BigMike
3/07/2007
1:09:04 PM
Hello Chockies

In the past, Australians have had about seven days after an election was called to check their registration details and ensure they were able to vote.

However the Government recently used its majority to get a new law through Parliament, in which the voter rolls close ON THE DAY that the Prime Minister announces the election date.

It is estimated that, thanks to this law, up to 80,000 people will be disenfranchised. Most of these will be young people, people who rent and who move around a lot, and migrants.

I'm sure a lot of Chockstoners fall into those categories.

So, if you want to exercise your right to change, sorry, choose your Government, please check your voter registration details. Now.

for fox sake
3/07/2007
1:10:22 PM
That 80,000 count the 50k living in London!

nmonteith
3/07/2007
1:39:05 PM
On 3/07/2007 BigMike wrote:
>So, if you want to exercise your right to change, sorry, choose your Government,
>please check your voter registration details. Now.

Where do I check and change this? (I havn't voted for 10 years or so)

BigMike
3/07/2007
1:41:32 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>On 3/07/2007 BigMike wrote:

>Where do I check and change this? (I havn't voted for 10 years or so)

Well, firstly, voting is compulsory, so please consider yourself under arrest.

Have a look here for starters:

http://www.aec.gov.au/

nmonteith
3/07/2007
1:43:02 PM
Its always been a case of a) climb b) vote on a saturday. hmmm which do you think I chose?

Hawkman
3/07/2007
1:43:51 PM
good to see our goverment employing american style tactics to remove people from the voting pool.

meinmuk
3/07/2007
1:44:57 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>
>Where do I check and change this? (I havn't voted for 10 years or so)

How to check your enrolment: https://oevf.aec.gov.au/

How to enrol: http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/How_To_Enrol/

I agree with BigMike's sentiment. You've got to be in it to win it, or well...maybe not to lose quite so badly.

andy

PS: that first one is actually the right URL, but doesn't seem to convert. It's also reachable from the second URL.
dalai
3/07/2007
1:45:55 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>Its always been a case of a) climb b) vote on a saturday. hmmm which do
>you think I chose?

What about c) Postal vote?

More information in FAQ

BigMike
3/07/2007
1:46:12 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>Its always been a case of a) climb b) vote on a saturday. hmmm which do
>you think I chose?

Hmmm... do you live in Bennelong?

nmonteith
3/07/2007
1:48:33 PM
A conspirarcy perhaps? I click on the enrollment form link and it brings up...

AEC has recently restructured our content
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily
unavailable.

(suck shit you greenie lower case liberal)

tmarsh
3/07/2007
2:29:26 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>Its always been a case of a) climb b) vote on a saturday. hmmm which do
>you think I chose?

It's pi55 easy to roll up to any polling booth and do an absentee vote on the day. I don't think I've ever voted in my home suburb, but I never miss an election.

billk
3/07/2007
2:33:46 PM
On 3/07/2007 tmarsh wrote:
>On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>>Its always been a case of a) climb b) vote on a saturday. hmmm which
>do
>>you think I chose?
>
>It's pi55 easy to roll up to any polling booth and do an absentee vote
>on the day. I don't think I've ever voted in my home suburb, but I never
>miss an election.

Or if you are planning on being halfway up Ozy on polling day you can do a postal vote before polling day.

BigMike
3/07/2007
2:34:10 PM
On 3/07/2007 tmarsh wrote:

>It's pi55 easy to roll up to any polling booth and do an absentee vote
>on the day. I don't think I've ever voted in my home suburb, but I never
>miss an election.


"An absent vote is a vote cast by an elector out of their home division but still within their home State or Territory on election day. At the last election there were 851,951 absent votes cast (6.22 per cent of the total votes cast)."

Just think, TMarsh, that "1" is YOU!

Still gotta be registered tho. And not on too long a road trip!


oweng
3/07/2007
2:40:51 PM
You can also do a vote at selected centres in the week leading up to the election. Eg here in Hobart at the Electrol Office in the CBD you can rock up and vote 'normally' in the week leading up to the election. Kind of like doing a postal vote, but you dont need to go to the effort of ordering the mail out and then mailing it back. You just rock up, get a copy of the form, fill it in and pop it in a box. Takes 10 minutes of my lunch hour. Keeps the weekend free. Nice.

for fox sake
3/07/2007
3:01:02 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:

>AEC has recently restructured our content

I have an AEC pen for you neil if you like, the only free thing i got from my citizenship ceremony!!!

Also what you mean you haven't voted in 10 years or so. Thought you got fined if you didn't vote??

nmonteith
3/07/2007
3:09:05 PM
On 3/07/2007 for fox sake wrote:
>Also what you mean you haven't voted in 10 years or so. Thought you got
>fined if you didn't vote??

They can only fine you if they know where you live! (one of the reasons i'm somewhat reluctant to re-
register)

BigMike
3/07/2007
3:10:56 PM
On 3/07/2007 nmonteith wrote:

>They can only fine you if they know where you live! (one of the reasons
>i'm somewhat reluctant to re-
>register)

Well since you've identified yourself as a greenie small-l liberal, I'd be keen to dob you in. Especially if you live in a marginal constituency!

dr_fil_good
3/07/2007
4:16:56 PM
I received a summons to court the other day for my absentee vote not making it into the polls for whatever reason on 18 March last year (South Aus local elections) with a $230.80 fine.

I did the right thing and rolled up to another electral office.

Crazy thing is that the summons to court offered no explanation whatsoever for what I was being summoned for! I had to make a gazillion phone calls to find out what for. Then explained the situation only to be told that it's my word against theirs in court ...

I'm rather upset about this as you can imagine ... it's very hard to restrain my language in this email but I'm sure you can fill in the F's between every second word.

D.Lodge
3/07/2007
5:06:32 PM
Just make sure you ride your donkey in when you vote lol

Sabu
3/07/2007
5:39:48 PM
i have vague recollections of voting a day or two early before busting off to araps over the election period, so i know it can be done.

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