How to vote in the Federal Election...

posted 29 Jul 2010, 14:19 by Luke Dokter   [ updated 29 Jul 2010, 14:43 by AAN News ]
The Honorary Consulate in Oslo will not be able to receive ballots.
The Federal Election 2010 has been announced and will take place on 21 August 2010. 
If you live in Norway, it is not compulsory for you to vote even if you are enrolled. If you wish to abstain, please fill in the Overseas Notification Form
If you wish to vote, and you are currently enrolled, you can cast your vote either in person at the Embassy in Copenhagen or you can apply for a postal vote.  
Once you have filled out the form return it to the Embassy by:
Facsimile: +45 70 26 36 86
Email: cpgn.cmis@dfat.gov.au
Mail:     Australian Embassy
                 Att: Election 
                 Dampfærgevej 26, 2nd floor DK-2100 
                 Copenhagen Ø 
                 Denmark

Once the embassy receives the postal vote application they will send you the ballot papers, which you must fill in and return to Australia yourself.

Do NOT send completed ballot papers to the Embassy.

Ensure your vote counts – note postal time to Danmark is between 2-3 working days. So to receive the ballots in time for them to count in the election, the embassy suggests you make sure the application for the postal vote is received by the embassy in good time ahead of the election.

The Australian Electoral Commission accepts postal ballots that have been post marked no later than Friday 20 August.

You can also vote in person at the Australian Embassy in Denmark. It is open for personal voting on: Monday 9 August – Friday 20 August: 09.00 – 16.00 (excluding Saturdays and Sundays). They are NOT open for voting on election day, the 21st of August, due to time differences.

For questions, please check the Australian Electoral Commission website – www.aec.gov.au or contact the AEC on info@aec.gov.au or +61 2 6271 4411

Check your enrolment on http://www.aec.gov.au/check
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Luke Dokter,
29 Jul 2010, 14:31
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