Penalties For Not Voting

What if I didn't Vote?

Penalties For Not Voting

Residents of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne,  who failed to vote over the weekend, could be facing a penalty of $55, with voting at local elections compulsory for all enrolled electors.

The NSW Electoral commission says they are required to issue a penalty notice to those of us who appear to have failed to vote,  however there are exceptions, the notice providing a few options. 

If we believe we did cast a ballot, there’s the option to provide a claim with details of where we voted.

We can give a written reason for failing to vote, or apply to have the matter heard by a court, however this can result in a larger penalty

Of course, the notice also gives the option to simply pay the fine.