NSW voters urged to end the year ready to vote in 2023
The NSW Electoral Commission is encouraging NSW voters to enrol or check their enrolment before the end of the year and make sure they are ready to vote in the 2023 NSW State election.
NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt said thousands of additional young residents of NSW would be eligible to enrol to vote in the upcoming election on Saturday, 25 March.
“If you are already 17 and will be 18 on or before election day next year, you can provisionally enrol now and be ready to vote in March.”
“It’s quick and easy to do online. Go to elections.nsw.gov.au to find out how to enrol and for information on voting for the first time.”
Mr Schmidt said he also encouraged anyone who had moved recently to check, and update if needed, their enrolment.
“ABS data shows that more than half of people aged 15 to 24 years and more than a quarter of people aged 25 to 34 have spent less than one year at their current address.”
“If you’ve moved recently, or are about to move, make sure your to-do list includes
updating your details on the electoral roll.”
Mr Schmidt said NSW has the highest enrolment rates in the country but it is estimated there are still more than 100,000 people eligible to enrol.
“NSW can be proud of its 98 per cent enrolment rate but we want as many people as possible to be ready to have their say in the state election.”
“It is compulsory to enrol to vote in NSW if you are eligible and 18 or over. All you need to enrol is a driver's licence or an Australian passport number or have someone who is already enrolled confirm your identity.”
“If you are not yet enrolled, I encourage you to do so before the summer break this year,” he said.
Find more information about the 2023 NSW State election on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
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