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    I thought you could get fined as it's compulsary to vote if you are 18 and over??
    I'm not an Australian citizen.

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    I'm not an Australian citizen.
    Oh ok. You're lucky you have a way around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Oh ok. You're lucky you have a way around it.
    I'd prefer to vote, we'd be silent voters because of DHs work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I'd prefer to vote, we'd be silent voters because of DHs work.
    You can vote if you want to, can't you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I'm not an Australian citizen.
    ^^^This

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    I'd prefer to vote, we'd be silent voters because of DHs work.
    You don't have that choice as a non citizen even if you are a permanent resident.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    You don't have that choice as a non citizen even if you are a permanent resident.

    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 those from Commonwealth nations only to vote in State or local government elections.
    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.

    I still vote in NZ elections, I enjoy exercising my democratic right somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    You don't have that choice as a non citizen even if you are a permanent resident.

    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.
    This is not completely true. Some permanent residents can vote in all elections, including federal. My parents do and have done since 1976. They have never taken out citizenship, I am the only member of my family that has.

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    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 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.
    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.


 

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