Schoolwork, exams, applying for a uni course – Year 12 is a pretty hectic time for a young person. It’s understandable that enrolling to vote could fall off the to-do list.
Even after the Marriage Equality survey last year, about 13 percent of Australians aged 18-24 are still not enrolled to vote.
Young people are the most concerned about climate change (after all, they’ll have to live with the consequences). But if they’re not enrolled, their voices aren’t being heard on this crucial issue!
Can you help enrol a young person in your life? Here’s how…
Send them a text or email to enrol online at www.aec.gov.au/enrol
Download an enrolment form, and fill it out with them. Then post it to the Australian Electoral Commission:
Australian Electoral Commission
Reply Paid 9867
[your capital city]
They must be correctly enrolled before 8.00 pm, Tuesday 6 November (Melbourne Cup day), so be sure to leave enough time for the post to arrive.
You can also scan your form and upload it to AEC here.
As a follow up, send them this link to our new YoungVotes website, where they can download resources to share with their friends at school.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have enrolled someone! We’re aiming for 1000 enrolments before the November election, and every one counts!
Hurry, they must be correctly enrolled by 8.00 pm, Tuesday 6 November (Melbourne Cup day).