Queensland Schools Getting Involved In Enrol To Vote Week

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23 July 2008

Queensland schools getting involved in Enrol to Vote Week

The Australian Electoral Commission’s national Enrol to Vote Week has 255

Queensland schools registered to participate in the event and is hoping for even

more before it officially begins next week.

Enrol to Vote Week, from 28 July to 3 August, aims to get eligible young people on

the electoral roll and ready to vote in elections.

Anne Bright, AEC’s Queensland State Manager said the Australian Electoral

Commission is delighted that so many schools have chosen to participate in Enrol

to Vote Week this year. 

“So far 1638 schools across the country have registered. It is good to see so many

schools who participated last year getting involved again this year,” said Ms Bright.

“This year’s Enrol to Vote Week is a good reminder that elections can happen at

any time and being enrolled to vote is always important.”

With one in four 18 year olds not enrolled to vote, and many 17 year olds not

aware that they can enrol now so they are able to vote as soon as they turn 18, the

Australian Electoral Commission is still urging more schools to become involved.

“There is one more week until Enrol to Vote week begins and there is still time for

schools to register to participate online or by calling us,” said Ms Bright.

To see if a school near you is participating, or to find out more about Enrol to Vote

Week activities, visit enroltovoteweek.aec.gov.au or call the AEC on 13 23 26.

Media contact:

Tim Scott

Public Awareness Officer

Queensland State Office

Australian Electoral Commission

Telephone: 07 3834 3428

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