Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Special Minister of State 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
  to provide that: rolls are closed seven days after the issue of the writ for an election; provisional voters are not required to provide evidence of identity; electors can update their enrolment details electronically; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; and
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division. 

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House of Representatives
11 Feb 2010Introduced and read a first time
11 Feb 2010Second reading moved
25 Feb 2010Second reading debate
09 Mar 2010Second reading debate
10 Mar 2010Second reading debate
10 Mar 2010Second reading agreed to
10 Mar 2010Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government amendments agreed to
10 Mar 2010Third reading agreed to
15 Mar 2010Introduced and read a first time
15 Mar 2010Second reading moved
17 Mar 2010Second reading debate
28 Sep 2010Lapsed at end of Parliament

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