Time for Aussies to vote

by Reedz on July 13, 2010

The High Commissioner of Australia to Brunei Darussalam, H.E. Mark Sawers, reminded Australian voters in Brunei Darussalam that there will be an Australian Federal Election announced shortly which will take place in the coming months.

The Australian High Commission in Brunei will provide full voting services for the upcoming Australian federal election. Australians may vote by attending in person at the Australian High Commission and casting a ‘pre-poll vote’, during normal office hours in the two weeks prior to polling day and on the morning of voting day (to be advised).

Alternatively, voters may choose to vote by casting a postal vote. Postal vote application forms can be downloaded from the Australian Electoral website at www.aec.gov.au or the forms can be collected from the Australian High Commission. Completed applications for postal votes should be returned to the High Commission for the issue of ballot papers, once they become available (to be advised).

While voting at Australian Federal Elections and referendums is compulsory, and all Australian are encouraged to vote, it is not compulsory for eligible citizens who are overseas on voting day to vote.

The High Commission also encourages all Australians living in Brunei, who have not yet done so, to register online at www.smarttraveller.gov.au

Further information

Further information about this election, and about the AEC generally, is available at the AEC’s internet website www.aec.gov.au. General inquiries about voting, and enrolling to vote, can be sent to info@aec.gov.au

Counter hours for voting are 8.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 12.30pm Friday. The High Commission will also be open in the morning of voting day (9.00am to 12 noon) to allow Australian’s to vote.

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