Today is the last day you can enroll to vote for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum as polls close tonight at 8pm.
Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers has issued out a reminder for would-be voters.
“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.
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.
Rogers said since the announcement of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, there have been more than 240,000 enrolment transactions submitted – around 15,000 a day.
There is currently more than 17.5 million Australians on the electoral roll with at least 97.5% of all eligible Australians enrolled to vote. The referendum will be held on 14 October.”
Speaking to NIRS News, AEC Spokesperson Evan Ekin Smyth says its also important for enrolled voters to confirm their details are still correct.
“It’s critical that people are enrolled and correctly enrolled to vote to make sure you can cast your vote for the referendum.
If you don’t have your enrollment up to date you may miss out on your vote.
So make sure you are enrolled, you’ll be ready to go come Saturday the 14th of October.”
To enroll for this year’s referendum or to confirm your details are still correct head to the AEC’s website
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