What is the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment
(Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018?
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.