Have you enrolled to vote at the July election yet? No? Why not?!
The Australian Electoral Commission is reminding the 955,000 Australians who remain missing from the electoral roll to get moving, quick. Enrolments close at 8pm on Monday May 23, and despite a massive campaign to get people on the roll, not much has changed in the last few weeks.
As we reported two weeks ago, enrolling to vote is super important but almost one MILLION Australians haven't done it. If you're not on the roll, you can't vote -- and if you don't enrol, you can be fined up to $170. As of March 31, 980,000 Aussies weren't on the electoral roll, and new enrolment figures up to April 30 show at least 955,000 people still missing from the rolls.
Of that number, the most shocking statistic was the figures for 18-year-olds. Of the 270,000 people in that age group eligible to vote, 48.6 percent -- 131,400 people -- were missing from the roll. Almost one-quarter of 19-year-olds were missing too. Nationwide, 5.8 percent of Aussies were not enrolled to vote.
Are you one of these people? You've got about three days left to fix it, to get a chance to vote, and to avoid a fine. Check the AEC's website to register, or update your details if you've moved house or changed your name. It's important!
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