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
The Age - theage.com.au Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:09

Theft, fraud and glitter: Pitfalls of the same-sex marriage postal survey revealed

theage.com.au
'You can't guarantee against theft in a postal process.'
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Newshub Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:55

450,000 people not enrolled to vote, half of them under 30

newshub.co.nz
There's still time - make your voice heard! #Decision17
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Equal Marriage Rights Australia Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:25

The Government Admits It Fucked Up And Almost Let Kids Vote In The Marriage Survey

junkee.com
This postal vote becomes more of a joke by the minute.
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news.com.au Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:58

Robbie’s sexy same-sex marriage stance

news.com.au
Aussie actress Margot Robbie has left no one in any doubt as to where she stands ahead of the vote on same-sex marriage.
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:59

Same-sex marriage: Youth vote may seal fate of government

sbs.com.au
Has the Turnbull government sealed its own fate at the next election by encouraging young people to register on the electoral roll to participate in the postal survey on marriage?
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:40

'Equal to anyone else': Ian Thorpe joins campaign for same sex marriage

smh.com.au
Ian Thorpe: "The reason why it's personally important for me is the message it sends to a young me – that the way that I felt is equal to the way anyone else feels."
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Sun, 08/13/2017 - 05:26

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

abs.gov.au
The government's election promise was a plebiscite. This is not a plebiscite - it's a shoddy 122 million dollar voluntary postal survey. Another broken promise - another lie - from a desperate prime minister and a divided government.
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Australian Labor Party Sat, 08/12/2017 - 05:53

Marriage equality: 'The only thing worse than having this postal vote ... is losing it'

theguardian.com
There will be hurtful and cruel judgments made about LGBTI Australians over the next few months. Rather than boycott the process, we need to stand together to campaign for marriage equality to be a reality by the end of this year. www.itstimeformarriageequality.org.au
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Brisbane Times Sat, 08/12/2017 - 04:08

QUT supports marriage equality .... then it doesn't?

brisbanetimes.com.au
Queensland University of Technology sent a message to some staff and students through its app on Friday morning, declaring it supported marriage equality and encouraged recipients to update their electoral roll information to ensure they had their say.
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Mamamia Sat, 08/12/2017 - 02:36

Penny Wong says the postal vote hurts but "please don't boycott it".

mamamia.com.au
The senator - who has two children with her partner - has opposed the plebiscite since the beginning. Now, she's pleading us not to boycott the vote.
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