ACT Legislative Assembly election definitely on 16 October 2004

Published 30 Aug 2004

ACT residents will be voting at two general elections one week apart in October.

Following the announcement of the Federal election to be held on October 9, the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phil Green, today reminded residents that the ACT Legislative Assembly election will still be held October 16.

An ACT Electoral Commission brochure being delivered to all ACT households over the next few days reminds voters that the electoral rolls for the ACT election will close on 17 September. However, with the rolls for the federal election closing on Tuesday 7 September, Mr Green encouraged all ACT residents to be sure they were correctly enrolled by the 7th.

"As the ACT shares the Commonwealth electoral roll, everyone who is correctly enrolled for the federal election will also be correctly enrolled for the ACT election," Mr Green said today.

Mr Green reminded those who had recently turned 18 or who had become Australian citizens to make sure that they were enrolled to vote for both elections.

"Other people who need to ensure that they are correctly enrolled are those who have changed their address in recent months and have not yet notified us," Mr Green said.

Enrolment forms can be picked up from Post Offices, ACT Shopfronts and electoral offices. Enrolment forms can also be printed from this site.

Anyone wanting to check if their enrolment is up-to-date can ring the Australian Electoral Commission on 132326, or Elections ACT on 6205 0033. Or you can go to the Australian Electoral Commission's new online enrolment verification form.

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner