Make sure that your voice is heard in 2010

Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Dear Friend,There is a simple truth about our system of government. Every Parliament – Territory, State or Federal – starts with the casting of a single vote.That vote could be yours, but only if you are on the Electoral Roll.

It’s time to make sure that your voice is heard in 2010.

Under current rules, the Electoral Roll could close at 8pm on the same day a Federal Election is called.

This means that if you haven’t already lodged your enrolment, you may only have a matter of hours to get your act together once you hear the news that an election is on. According to the Auditor-General’s report on the 2007 election, there are 1.4 million eligible voters currently not on the roll. The AEC also reports that 70 per cent of voters missing from the roll are aged 18-39.

In 2007, more than 100,000 voters missed out because they weren’t on the roll or had changed their address.

These 100,000 people had no chance to take part, no chance to let politicians know what their priorities were.

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It doesn’t matter what issues you are passionate about – whether it’s health, education, the environment, asylum-seekers, the economy, industrial relations, or something else – there is only one way to send a message to the people who make the decisions. You have to make your vote count!

Don’t put it off, thinking that you’ll sort it out next week or next month. It’s possible that a Federal Election could be called this week or next. There’s no time to lose.

Don’t miss out – confirm your enrolment now!

Best wishes,


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