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June 18, 2024

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You have until 8pm, 18 April to enrol to vote.

It was Plato who pointed out that ‘One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors’, so with the election coming up on 21 May it is time to find out if you are enrolled to vote and if you are voting in the right electorate. 

You can enrol to vote if you are an Australian citizen and aged 18 years or older. 

If you aren’t enrolled to vote you only have four days left to get enrolled and you can do that online at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website. You can also update your details if they have changed. This needs to be completed by 8pm, 18 April. 

‘Voting is an empowerment process and gives you a chance to have a say in your own future,’ Jan Barham who is the former Mayor of Byron Shire and former NSW Member of Parliament told The Echo

‘It is important that marginalised and young people vote and are heard, it gives them the opportunity to shape the future. As a member of a democracy you have a right and responsibility to vote and this gives you the opportunity to shift the focus of the future. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to vote.’


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