11 April 2022

Are you ready to vote in the 2022 federal election?

The federal election has been announced and all Australians must act now to ensure they are correctly enrolled to vote.

The Electoral Commissioner, Mr Tom Rogers, said all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over have the right, and are required by law, to enrol and vote in the upcoming federal election.

“Voting gives you a voice on the issues you care about. If you are not enrolled, you can’t vote in the 2022 federal election” Mr Rogers said.

Enrolling to vote

  • The enrolment deadline is 8pm on Monday 18 April 2022.

Mr Rogers urged all Australians who are unsure if their enrolment is up to date to check online now.

“If you’re not enrolled, if you’ve just turned 18, or become an Australian citizen, or if you’ve changed address recently, go to aec.gov.au to enrol or update your details online.”

Australians unable to go online can pick up a paper enrolment form at any AEC office. Correctly completed applications must be returned to the AEC before the close of rolls deadline.

You can call the telephone interpreter service on 1300 720 153 for assistance and information in your preferred language about how to enrol and update your details online.

Voting services

Australians will be able to cast their vote either in-person or if eligible, via post at this federal election.

In the coming weeks, a comprehensive AEC communications campaign – involving TV, radio, newspaper and digital advertising, and direct mail – will inform Australians about how to take part in the election, and the options available to them.

“This campaign includes a range of in-language advertising with voters also able to access information about how to participate in the federal election in over 30 languages via aec.gov.au/translated,” Mr Rogers said.

COVID safety measures

The AEC has liaised closely with health authorities in preparing to deliver this federal election.

“The health and safety of voters is a priority for the AEC,” Mr Rogers said.

“A range of protective measures will be in place at polling places to help deliver a COVID-safe election. These are processes that most Australians are now very familiar with.”

For more information in your preferred language about enrolling and voting in this election visit aec.gov.au/translated or call 1300 720 153.

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