More than 1 million Australian’s are missing from the Electoral role and to vote in September’s election they must enrol to vote by 8pm Monday (August 12th)
Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn said all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over are required by law to enrol and vote in the Saturday 7 September federal election.
“To enrol, go online at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. Enrolments can also be completed by tablet or smartphone,” Mr Killesteyn said. “It’s important that you enrol now, because if you are not enrolled by the deadline you won’t be able to vote in the 2013 federal election.”
The Australian Electoral Commission is urging all Australians to take time to check their address details are up to date.
“Every time you move, you must update your address on the electoral roll. You can do this online at www.aec.gov.au,” Mr Killesteyn said. “If you haven’t kept your enrolment details up-to-date, you could have been removed from the electoral roll. If you’re unsure if you are on the roll, check your details now at www.aec.gov.au/check or call the AEC on 13 23 26. “Don’t leave it to the last minute to enrol and risk missing out on your vote. It only takes a few minutes to enrol or update your details online.”