Voting in the Australian elections by post


Clara and I just sent in our votes. We may not be in the electorate on voting day, so we were approved for a postal ballot. Voting is compulsory in Australia, though even if it weren’t, its still a civic responsibility.

Photo showing the postal vote envelopes and some of the material that came with them.

My kudos to the AEC for making this so easy. In past years I’ve voted early, but this was even better. About the only difficulty was refolding that metre-long senate paper!

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