Organisation : Australian Electoral Commission (aec.gov.au)
Facility : How to Vote by Mail
Country : Australia
Details : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/2370-vote-mail.pdf
Home Page : http://aec.gov.au/
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How to Vote by Mail :
There are 2 ways you can vote before election day
1. You can vote at a special polling place before election day. If you want to know how to vote at a polling place, there is another book called How to Vote at a Polling Place.
Related : AEC Australia How to Register as Postal Voter : www.electionin.org/142.html
2. Or you can send your vote to us through the mail. This is called a postal vote.
How do I ask for a postal vote?
You ask for a postal vote by filling out a form. This is called a postal vote application. You can choose how to fill out a postal vote application.
If you have a computer with the internet, you can fill out a postal vote application online. Or if you do not have a computer you can fill out a postal vote application on paper.
How do I fill in a postal vote application on a computer?
You can apply for a postal vote after the date for the federal election has been chosen.
** When an election is announced, go to aec.gov.au/early
** Follow the links to apply for a postal vote
** Then answer the questions in each step
One of the steps will ask you for your enrolled address. This is the address you put on your enrolment form. It is usually the address you live at.
If you do not remember this address, phone us on 13 23 26 and we can help you. Another step will ask you for an address where we will send your ballot papers.
You can either :
** type the address where you live
** Or if you get your mail sent to a different address you can type that address
** Or if you will be visiting another address you can type that address. It can be in Australia or overseas.
Another step will ask you to answer a security question. It is like a password. Choose a security question. Type your answer on the form. You will need to remember your answer.
If you want, you can ask someone to help you. When you are finished, click the submit button. When it is time for voting, we will send your ballot papers to you in the mail.
How do I ask for a postal vote on paper?
You can get a paper postal vote application from :
** any Australia Post office
** Or any AEC office
** Or you can phone us on 13 23 26 and we will send you a postal vote application in the mail.
One of the questions on the form will ask you for your enrolled address. This is the address you put on your enrolment form. It is usually the address you live at. If you do not remember this address, phone us on 13 23 26 and we can help you.
The form will also ask you for an address where we will send your ballot papers.
How do I return my paper postal vote application?
You can post it to :
Reply Paid 9867
In your capital city
You do not need a stamp.
Or you can send it using a fax machine to :
02 6215 9999
Or you can take it with you and hand it in at an AEC office.
You can call us on 13 23 26 and we can help you find an AEC office