Residents of Norfolk Island are being asked to check their enrolment on the Australian electoral roll by 3 August 2020, before the next election of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (the Council), which is due to take place on 12 September 2020.
The Council is engaging the Australian Election Company to run the election. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department), which administers Australian Government services on Norfolk Island, will perform the role of the Electoral Commission for the election.
Voting is compulsory for all Norfolk Island residents. Please ensure you are enrolled to vote before 3 August 2020.
Voting is not compulsory for electors on the non-residential roll or the roll of occupiers and rate-paying lessees maintained by the Council.
The roll for Norfolk Island residents at the Council election will be based on the Australian electoral roll for Norfolk Island that is maintained by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
If a Norfolk Island resident is on the Australian electoral roll for Norfolk Island, they will automatically be included on the roll of residents for the Council election. Enrolment on the Australian electoral roll is compulsory for eligible Norfolk Island residents.
To check your enrolment on the Australian electoral roll for Norfolk Island please visit the AEC web page check.aec.gov.au, and to enrol to vote, or to change your enrolment details, please visit the AEC Norfolk Island electors page at www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/Special_Category/Norfolk_Island_electors.htm You can apply to enrol or check or update your details at any time.
For more information, go to the department’s webpage at www.regional.gov.au/territories/norfolk_island/election/index.aspx
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