Oh ok. You're lucky you have a way around it.I'm not an Australian citizen.
My address is listed as my mum's place.
You don't have that choice as a non citizen even if you are a permanent resident.I'd prefer to vote, we'd be silent voters because of DHs work.
You can't get on the roll (and if somehow you do you cannot remain on it) if you're not a citizen nor are you permitted to vote so the point there is moot.*
You can also be found as a silent voter too. I understand that there are moves to close electoral rolls to the public over privacy concerns and improper usage (ie consumer data trafficking, identity theft, witness location, stalking etc).
*Permanent residents do not have any right at all to vote in federal elections but some States may allow permanent residents from Commonwealth nations to vote in State or local government elections.
Last edited by Caviar; 30-01-2012 at 18:40. Reason: added footnote
Opinionated, you may wish to check the legislation on it as they may be breaking the law. I do know that federal elections are definitely out.
I wasn't making assumptions about your choices but responding to what you had written I also did not assume your status as non-citizen could mean permanent resident and they do have certain voting rights. Not many people in Australia are aware of their civic duties or regulations. It's not something that is part of the school cirriculum.I never said it was a current choice for me. I said I'd prefer to vote than not be enrolled, but it was hypothetical as I thought everyone knows non-citz can't vote.
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