EVERY VOTE COUNTS: Uncounted ballot boxes at the Lismore Returns Office during a previous election. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
EVERY VOTE COUNTS: Uncounted ballot boxes at the Lismore Returns Office during a previous election. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

Have your say in the upcoming election

WITH the federal election looming on July 2, you need to get in quick to make sure you are enrolled to vote.

The Australian Electoral Commission estimates 6% of eligible Australians are not enrolled to vote.

The deadline to enrol to vote for this election in 8pm Monday May 23, 2016.

Enrolling is easier than ever, you can do so online at www.aec.gov.au

To enrol you need proof of your identity (driver's licence, passport, or someone already enrolled to confirm your identity).

Voting is compulsory for all eligible Australian citizens. You can vote if you are an Australian or eligible British subject, are aged 18 or over, and have lived at your current address for at least one month.

There is more information online about special enrolment options, and options on how to vote in the election.

If you don't have access to the internet, you can pick up a form at any Australia Post, or AEC office.



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