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Any Australian Expats ? Elections ??

Postby melodyQ » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 5:27 am

Hi All Aust Citizens
I Have relocated to singapore, would like to know do I still need to vote in local,state and federal elections while I am abroad.

thanks for ur help !~!

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 9:21 am

Melody - yes you do if you are enrolled. See http://www.aec.gov.au/FAQs/Voting_Overseas.htm as a starting point.

You can elect to remove yourself from the electoral role - that site has details.

HTH, Mr. P

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 2:39 pm

As a registered voter you will need to vote as all of Singapore is within the "have to vote" distance away from a High Commission. Give the High Comm a call and they will sort it out for you.
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Postby Lily Pad » Thu, 12 Mar 2009 2:38 pm

As soon as we arrived I removed myself from the electoral roll. To date after 1 federal and 1 state election never had any issues with electoral commission.

I recall I sent an email and received a reply confirmation (all information is as sierra2469alpha mentioned on the web site).

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Postby amiee40 » Thu, 12 Mar 2009 4:46 pm

There is a form on the AEC website where you complete to advise them of your reloation. The form can scanned and send via email. They will email back to confirm receipt.

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Postby Bafana » Sat, 14 Mar 2009 5:18 am

Not saying that you cannot avoid voting (I have for the last ten years) but what I am saying is that you are supposed to vote by law.
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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:02 pm

Haven't voted in yonks . . . never was issued a fine.
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Postby melodyQ » Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:01 pm

oh , thanks ppl for your info.

I downloaded the form (o'seas notification form) and selected to be omitted from the electoral roll
Confirmation was sent to me, when I return to Australia I will need to re-enrol .


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