The Australian Electoral Commission is urging people to go online and enrol to vote.
Online enrolment requires evidence of a person’s identity. A driver’s licence or Australian passport number can be used. Someone who is enrolled to vote can also confirm an individual’s identity.
You are required by law to enrol if you:
- are an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject,
- aged 18 years and over, and
- have lived at your address for at least one month.
If you are 16 or 17 you can enrol now so when you turn 18 you’ll be able to vote.
There are special provisions for enrolment for:
- silent electors – people who do not want their name and address published on the electoral roll
- general postal voters – people who automatically receive a postal vote at each election
- people with no fixed address
- people overseas or going overseas
- people physically incapable of signing
- Norfolk Island electors
- people working in Antarctica
- people with a disability