What is all the fuss about? How does voting work? What can I expect on polling day?
Hurstville Library in partnership with Hurstville Council and the NSW Electoral Commission will be holding an Elections & Voting Community Information Session on Wednesday 18th August from 5-6pm at Hurstville City Library.
This is your opportunity to get a free, straightforward introduction to voting and ask any questions you may have about how the process works. Your vote is a valuable thing, make the most of it!
Find out about:
- Enrolment: getting on the roll and staying on the roll
- The 3 different elections: (federal, state, local)
- How to vote: at federal and state elections
It’s important for people to understand why they vote and how they vote.
It is compulsory for all Australian citizens who are 18 years of age or older, to put their name on the list of voters (the electoral roll) and to vote at all federal, state and local government elections.
Federal, state and local governments are responsible for different things. When people go to vote at an election it is important that they understand what they are voting for.
People need to know where to go and vote and how they can vote if they are not near home on election day. Most importantly, people need to make sure their vote is counted by filling in their two ballot papers correctly.
The community information sessions run by the NSW Electoral Commission provide information to the community about all these things, in a simple and clear format that everyone can understand.
It’s not about politics or candidates. It is about using your right to vote wisely and making sure your voice is heard.