Those Who Failed To Vote Could Face A Penalty

Voting Compulsory For Enrolled Electors

Those Who Failed To Vote Could Face A Penalty

Residents of Dubbo and Wellington 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.

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