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Australian Expat Voting

Australian expats intending to vote in this weekend’s federal election are being reminded that voting closes at the same time as the polling booths in Western Australia:

VOTING queues have begun to build at Australian diplomatic missions around the world as party campaigners worry that thousands of people will miss out on the chance to vote because of a mix-up over time differences.

Voting booths around the world close at the same time as the last booth in Western Australia on election day, with the time difference meaning the last votes need to be cast by Friday evening in places such as London.

Large crowds usually turn up at the Australian High Commission in London on the Saturday of the election only to find that voting has already finished.

posted on 19 November 2007 by skirchner in Politics

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