Enrol to vote before Thursday 18 April for the upcoming Federal Election Saturday 18 May, 2019! Important essentials to keep in mind…

Published On April 11, 2019 | By Amy | General News, Latest News, News

As preparations get underway for the upcoming Federal election on the 18th of May this year, it’s important to make sure that you’re correctly enrolled and that your details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission. 

You must be correctly enrolled to vote by no later than 8pm local time, Thursday 18 April 2019. This means that if you are not yet enrolled, are unsure whether you are enrolled or not, or think you might need to change your name or address details, then you’ll need to ensure that you have sorted things out before next Thursday night. 

It is compulsory by law for all eligible Australian citizens to enrol and vote in federal elections, by-elections and referendums. If you are an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject and are aged 18 years and over and believe you are already enrolled then you can check your enrolment here; https://check.aec.gov.au/ 

If you have not yet had a chance to enrol, or thought you had but check and discover this is not the case, then you can hop online and enrol here; https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/

You will need to supply your driver’s licence, Australian passport number or have someone who is enrolled confirm your identity. 

If you are enrolled but need to change your name then you can do so on this page, or if you need to change your address then you can do so here. As with general enrolment, these updates must be completed and correct by no later than 8pm local time, Thursday 18 April 2019. 

The Australian Electoral Commission has released the following timeline for the 2019 federal election on their twitter page (@AusElectoralCom), today. 

There are several different options for voting depending on your availability, so it’s also a good idea to have a think about whether you’ll need to be an early voter for any reason and if so, how you will submit your vote. You can read about these options on the page below;

https://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/ways_to_vote/

If you have any questions or concerns, we’d encourage you to check out the Frequently Asked Questions about enrolment or about voting

Happy voting!

The Student Support Team 

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