McCormack calls on first-time voters to enrol

JUST one in every two people aged 18 and 19 are enrolled to vote at the next Federal Election, according to the Australian Electoral Commission.

With a Federal election date set by the Prime Minister for September 14, The Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, has encouraged people aged 18-21 to enrol to vote with the AEC.

“Voting is such an important part of life and I encourage young people to enrol and have their say about the issues which are important to them at the next election,” Mr McCormack said.

“By ensuring your name is on the electoral roll and all your details are correct, you can avoid unnecessary hassles on polling day.”

Mr McCormack also encouraged people to check their electoral roll details are correct.“Many people move address or change details between elections and can forget to update their details,” Mr McCormack said.

“The AEC’s online enrolment process is quick and easy, and will mean people will be able to cast their vote on September 14.”

To enrol to vote at the next election or to update your details, please visit the AEC’s website (http://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/).

Cristy Houghton