What is the Com­mon­wealth Elec­toral Amend­ment

(Low­er­ing Vot­ing Age and In­creas­ing Voter Par­tic­i­pa­tion) Bill 2018?

AQ: Australian Quarterly - - YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRAC -

THIS BILL PRO­POSES TO:

1) Lower the min­i­mum (non-com­pul­sory) vot­ing age in Aus­tralian fed­eral elec­tions and ref­er­enda from 18 to 16 years

2) Al­low 14 and 15 year olds to be added to the elec­toral roll

3) Pro­vide for 16 and 17 year olds to be in­cluded in the cer­ti­fied list of vot­ers (but not to be given a penalty no­tice if they do not vote)

4) En­able an el­i­gi­ble voter, who is not yet on the elec­toral roll or en­rolled at their cor­rect ad­dress, to cast a pro­vi­sional vote on elec­tion day.

RIGHT: Western Aus­tralian Greens Sen­a­tor, Jor­don Steele-john.

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