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Mon. May 27th, 2024

The Australian Electoral Commission is urging all Australian citizens 18 years and older to enrol to vote or check or update their details ahead of the deadline at 8pm today.

The AEC is especially urging young Australians that were not of voting age at last year’s federal election to jump onto the AEC’s website and enrol to vote.

Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said that despite having the most complete electoral roll in Australia’s history the AEC was still striving to get more people on the roll before Monday’s deadline.

“Don’t delay – if you do, you could be one of the very few eligible people out there not ready to vote in the first referendum in nearly a quarter of a century,” Mr Rogers said.

“It’ll be the best democratic base for participation Australia has ever had and we want all eligible Australians to be a part of that.”

“Since the announcement of the 2023 referendum, there have been over 143,000 enrolment transactions submitted – approximately 11,000 a day.”

There is currently more than 17.5 million Australians on the electoral roll with at least 97.5% of all eligible Australians already enrolled to vote.

With the referendum confirmed for Saturday 14 October 2023, the AEC is also looking for people across New South Wales to work at the referendum and help provide their community the opportunity to vote locally.

During the referendum period, the AEC will become one of the nation’s largest employers with 100,000 roles spanning a single day through to several weeks of work before, on and after voting day. People are required right across the country to help deliver the referendum but particularly in parts of New South Wales where historically it has been challenging to recruit the required number of workers.

No previous election work experience is necessary and full training is provided, but youhave to remain completely impartial on the issue. Visit the AEC website to find out more about the types of jobs and to register interest to be considered https://www.aec.gov.au/employment/working-at-elections/index.htm

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