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1.4 Million Eligible Australians Missing From Electoral Roll

(News4us.com) July 21, 2013

1.4 Million Eligible Australians Missing From Electoral Roll

1.4 Million Eligible Australians Missing From Electoral Roll

The Australian Electoral Commission takes a more pro-active approach in finding 1.4 million eligible Australians missing from the electoral roll.

The AEC is now going directly to sports fans at stadiums in every Australian capital city over the next two weekends as part of a nationwide effort to help find the 1.4 million eligible Australians missing from the electoral roll.

AEC teams will be at events such as the AFL, NRL, Super Rugby and the V8 Supercars encouraging fans to check their enrolment online.

“With teams and their fans working towards a big finals series, the AEC is also encouraging eligible Australians to get ready for the other big event this year – the 2013 federal election,” Electoral Commissioner, Ed Killesteyn said.

More than one million Australians have already experienced how quick and easy it is to enrol or update their details online.

It only takes a few minutes and you could even do it from your seat at the game on your tablet or smartphone.

”Enrolment messages will also be running on the big screens in most stadiums to encourage punters to check they are enrolled while waiting for the kick-off or during the half-time break,” Mr Killesteyn said.

With 1.4 million people missing from the electoral roll and approximately one in every four 18-24 year-olds currently not enrolled to vote there could be one sitting near you.

The sporting activity is part of a broader AEC enrolment campaign ‘Don’t leave it to the last minute’ working directly with workplaces, tertiary institutions and sporting organisations across Australia to motivate all eligible Australians to be ready to vote in the 2013 federal election.

A campaign e-kit is available with resources and information that anyone can use locally to encourage people to enrol online.

Alternatively, you can pick up an enrolment form at any AEC office, Australia Post outlet, Centrelink or Medicare service centre, or contact the AEC for more information.

 


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