Have your say on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2019
This bill would change the Electoral Act 1993 and the
Electoral Regulations 1996 to improve enrolment and voting
processes. The bill would:
• allow places that
sell alcohol to be appointed as places of voting if alcohol
will not be available for purchase where voting papers are
• allow people eligible to vote to
enroll to vote on Election Day.
• broaden the
circumstances that could cause voting to be adjourned to
Tell the Justice Committee what you
Make a submission on the bill by
midnight on 20 September 2019.
For more details
about the bill:
• Read the full content of the bill
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