Residents urged to confirm their right to vote

Field officer Liz Padovan will be door-knocking to urge residents to confirm their enrolment details. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d397912
Field officer Liz Padovan will be door-knocking to urge residents to confirm their enrolment details. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d397912

Divisional Office Manager for Brand Mathew Colley said all AEC officers will be wearing identity cards displaying their photographs and the AEC’s name and logo.

AEC door-knockers will visit homes, and also encourage unenrolled residents to enrol to vote, between 4 and 7pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturdays, and 10am to 6pm on Sundays.

All Australian citizens aged 18 years and over must enrol to vote. Eligible Australians aged 16 and 17 can also enrol now to ensure they are able to vote if they turn 18 on or before election day.

‘This election year, it is important for all Australians to check their address details are up-to- date on the electoral roll,’ Mr Colley said.

To check your enrolment details visitwww.aec.gov.au/check or call the AEC on 13 23 26. If you have moved and need to update your address on the electoral roll, visit www.aec.gov.au/change-address.

If you are not on the roll, complete an enrolment form online at www.aec.gov.au/enrol, print and sign it and return it to the AEC or pick up a form at any AEC office or Australia Post.