Advance, the global network for global Australians, has put together guidelines for Australians living overseas on voting in the Australian federal election called for Saturday, 21 August.
It is not compulsory to enrol while you are living outside of Australia but if you wish to please go to: www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/Update_enrolment.htm
If you would like more information about voting whilst overseas, the AEC has produced Voting Overseas – Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are not sure if you are already enrolled to vote check online at oevf.aec.gov.au/
If you are not enrolled to vote:
• You must complete an enrolment form right now and return it to the AEC by 8pm (local time) Monday, 19 July 2010.
If you are already enrolled to vote but haven’t updated your address details on the electoral roll:
• Complete a new enrolment form and return it to the AEC by 8pm (local time) Thursday 22 July 2010.
For instructions on how to fax or email your enrolment form to the AEC see their latest advice at www.aec.gov.au/enrol/send-form.htm
For more general information about voting in the election go to the AEC’s website: www.aec.gov.au