There are only 48 hours left to enrol to vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.
To participate in the survey you need to be correctly enrolled by this Thursday, 24 August 2017.
Interestingly, you may:
Draw anything you wish on your survey form (whether it’s a crowd favourite dick drawing made popular in Federal elections, or something more creative like David Bowie shooting unifying rainbows from his hands). We’ll leave it up to your imagination.
So long as you have clearly marked ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ in the designated box, your vote will remain valid. A vote only becomes invalid where there is no clearly legible mark in either box.
Obviously, you may not:
Place any foreign objects (like glitter or complaints) into your postal vote envelope as this may invalidate your vote.
According to the ABS:
The survey envelope is designated to be for the survey response only and is not a channel for correspondence, complaints or other communication. Any extraneous material inserted in the envelope with the survey form will be destroyed and, due to processing machinery or possible contamination, may result in the survey form also being destroyed and therefore not processed.”
Survey forms will be mailed out on 12 September 2017 and must be returned by 27 October 2017.
We’ll be running a complete explainer on how to vote in the coming days and what to do if you lose your form.
Your voice matters. So make sure you exercise your right to have it heard.
If you have an enrollment inquiry:
- Call the ABS on 1800 572 113 from 8am to 8pm local time seven days a week.
- An operator will be able to confirm your enrollment and your postal address for you over the phone.