electoral roll

The electoral roll (also called an electoral register or poll book) is a list of persons who are eligible to vote in a particular electoral district and who are registered to vote, if required in a particular jurisdiction. An electoral roll has a number of functions, especially to streamline voting on election day. Voter registration is also used to combat electoral fraud by enabling authorities to verify an applicant's identity and entitlement to a vote, and to ensure a person doesn't vote multiple times. In jurisdictions where voting is compulsory, the electoral roll is used to indicate who has failed to vote. Most jurisdictions maintain permanent electoral rolls while some jurisdictions compile new electoral rolls before each election. In some jurisdictions, people to be selected for jury or other civil duties are chosen from an electoral roll. Electoral rolls, under various names, are used in, for example, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, but not all jurisdictions require voter registration as a prerequisite for voting, such as in the State of North Dakota in the United States. Most jurisdictions close updating of electoral rolls some period, commonly 14 or 28 days, before an election, but some American jurisdictions allow registration at the same time as attending a polling station to vote, and Australia closes the rolls 7 days after an election is called, rather than with reference to election day. Traditionally, electoral rolls were maintained in paper form, either as loose-leaf folders or in printed pages, but nowadays electronic electoral rolls are increasingly being adopted. Similarly, the number of countries adopting biometric voter registration has steadily increased. As of 2016, half of the countries in Africa and Latin America use biometric technology for their electoral rolls. Wikipedia
Waikato Times Fri, 11/24/2017 - 00:05

Priority projects in Hamilton mayor's budget revealed

Here's what the mayor wants, and doesn't want.What do you want?
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The Sydney Morning Herald Wed, 11/08/2017 - 01:41

QLD is trialling drive-through polling booths in the coming state election

Would you like a democracy sausage with that?
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Newshub Thu, 11/02/2017 - 02:51

Election 'youthquake' a myth, figures show

It was barely even a tremor.
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Daily Mail Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:01

Woman on disability benefits was 'filmed doing karate and smoking'

She 'swindled £72,000 claiming her asthma was so bad she could barely walk'
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sat, 10/21/2017 - 22:21

How to get out of jury duty: Planets not aligning is not a good excuse

"I will fall asleep in the trial and my snoring will be a distraction", and other excuses that didn't make the cut.
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:58

The marriage plebiscite is won. Turnbull must now lead

For Turnbull, the lesson must be not just to change the marriage law and carry on as usual, utterly beholden to the right of his party, but to tell them the game is up. He must risk his leadership now or lose it to Labor later, writes Crispin Hull.
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news.com.au Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:20

People who could sway marriage vote

The ‘Yes’ campaign has gone global to encourage the 200,000 Aussies living in the UK to vote. A Harry Potter star is helping.
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Sky News Australia Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:50

ABS confirms huge turnout in marriage survey

The ABS says over 57 per cent of Australians have already cast their ballot in the same sex postal survey.
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