Federal Election announced

The 2007 federal election has been announced for Saturday 24 November 2007.

If you’re not on the electoral roll and you’re entitled to enrol,

you must fill in an enrolment form immediately and return it to an AEC office by 8pm, Wednesday 17 October.

If you’re already on the roll but still need to update your address details, to ensure your vote you must complete an enrolment form and return it to an AEC office by 8pm Tuesday 23 October.

Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au and are available at any Australia Post outlet or AEC office and now also at any Medicare, Centrelink and ATO office and selected Rural Transaction Centres.

You can check your enrolment online at www.aec.gov.au or by phoning 13 23 26.

The key dates of the 2007 federal election are:

§ Announcement of election: Sunday 14 October 2007

§ Issue of writ: Wednesday 17 October 2007

§ Deadline for new enrolment*: 8pm, Wednesday 17 October 2007

§ Close of rolls for updating address*: 8pm, Tuesday 23 October 2007

§ Close of bulk nominations: 12noon, Tuesday 30 October 2007

§ Close of nominations: 12noon, Thursday 1 November 2007

§ Declaration of nominations: 12noon, Friday 2 November 2007

§ Election day: 8am to 6pm, Saturday 24 November 2007

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