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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    If you choose not to vote, get your name marked off and leave the form blank. It's a no brainier.

    People have literally died for the right to vote.
    Yes, the right. Not the obligation with a financial penalty for not doing so!

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    If you dont vote then please refrain from whinging about the government for the next 4 years!
    Do agree with this though!

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    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.

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    I am sorry, but I dont like how people are made to feel guilty for not wanting to vote because 'people died to vote' and 'women fought to vote' ...that was THEIR choice and THEIR beliefs....sure it might have been for the greater good but at the time it was their choice. Everyone is different and just because someone died for their cause does not mean everyone should form in line and follow that persons beliefs/choices.
    I see women whinging about the minor inconvenience of going to a local school to vote every few years as an absolute disrespect to the women who fought so hard for these same women to have that right.
    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.

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I don't vote because i dislike the fact that my name is held on a public roll for anyone to see.
    If i could be guaranteed my personal details would be kept private i would happily vote. I'm sure others would be in this situation as well.

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    As another poster said you can apply to have your name not listed to the public if you have a reason for doing so. DH and I have ours unlisted because of his work. All voting then has to be done by postal vote. But at least then you don't forget to vote.

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Yes, the right. Not the obligation with a financial penalty for not doing so!
    So leave the form blank- that is your right. The financial penalty is for not showing up.

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    Can you enrol as a silent elector?
    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.

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    Default Didn't vote and got a fine

    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    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 document at all. So in their eyes there would be no risk.
    I would just try applying I don't think it costs anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I don't vote because i dislike the fact that my name is held on a public roll for anyone to see.
    If i could be guaranteed my personal details would be kept private i would happily vote. I'm sure others would be in this situation as well.

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    Look into enrolling as a silent elector? Have to be able to prove that your family's safety is at risk by having your name published on the roll though.

    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.....).
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    I would just try applying I don't think it costs anything.
    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?


 

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