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Unpublishe­d electoral roll for voters with safety fears

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Privacy Commission­er John Edwards has reminded voters there is an unpublishe­d electoral roll they can join if they believe that having their details recorded on the published roll could threaten their safety or that of their families. Applicants must provide a current protection order or restrainin­g order, a statutory declaratio­n from police or a letter from a lawyer, employer, a Justice of the Peace or similar to support their claim. On polling day, they will cast a ‘‘Special Declaratio­n Vote’’.

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