That's the way it is in this country. We don't all get to decide which laws we want to follow based on whether we agree with them or not. The way in which we get to influence the legislative process is ... oh yeah, by voting.
As I and others have said, voting itself can be avoided by leaving the form blank after getting your name marked off. So if it is YOUR belief that you shouldn't have to vote, don't. Just leave it blank. It's your right and you can throw it away if you want to. But the law says show up, get your name marked off, or cop a fine. Pretty simple.
I doubt it. My reasons are to do with DV. I been told by many they usually reject you on these grounds. It's been years since i've had a DVO or anything documented at all. So in their eyes there would be no risk.Can you enrol as a silent elector?
For example, I was a silent voter when I lived at my parents as my father is a policeman and we're the only family in town with our surname.
Can always apply though?
Edit: Read the rest about DV reasons. Just word it properly to explain that you don't want your ex-partner or his family to be able to find your address for the safety of yourself and your children. It's just a stat dec that you fill out, and I've never had to send in anything to prove that my father is a policeman or that we are the only people in town with our surname (The fact that both my parents are silent voters probably helped.....).
Last edited by wannawannabe; 18-10-2012 at 16:06.
But then they would have my current and actual address. So wouldn't i be forced on to a public roll showing my correct details?I would just try applying I don't think it costs anything.
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