Federal election 2007 announced

14 October 2007

The 2007 federal election has been announced, with eligible Australian electors to vote on election day, Saturday 24 November 2007.

Electoral Commissioner Ian Campbell said eligible Australian citizens needed to be correctly enrolled to ensure their vote in the 2007 election.

“The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has been advising the public during 2007 that there have been important changes to the deadlines for enrolling to vote at federal elections.

“If you’re not on the electoral roll and you’re entitled to enrol, you must fill in an enrolment form immediately and return it to an AEC office by 8pm, Wednesday 17 October,” hesaid.

“If you’re already on the roll but still need to update your address details, to ensure your vote you must complete an enrolment form and return it to an AEC office by 8pm Tuesday 23 October,” he said.

Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au and are available at any Australia Post outlet or AEC office and now also at any Medicare, Centrelink and ATO office and selected Rural Transaction Centres.

You can check your enrolment online at www.aec.gov.au or by phoning 13 23 26.

The key dates of the 2007 federal election are:

Announcement of election:
Sunday 14 October 2007
Issue of writ:
Wednesday 17 October 2007
Deadline for new enrolment*:
8pm, Wednesday 17 October 2007
Close of rolls for updating address*:
8pm, Tuesday 23 October 2007
Close of bulk nominations:
12noon, Tuesday 30 October 2007
Close of nominations:
12noon, Thursday 1 November 2007
Declaration of nominations:
12noon, Friday 2 November 2007
Election day:
8am to 6pm, Saturday 24 November 2007

For more information on the 2007 federal election, visit www.aec.gov.au.

*This fact sheet provides further information on the changed close of rolls deadlines for federal elections.

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Phil Diak
Director Media and Communication Strategy
Ph. (02) 6271 4415
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