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Second Reading Speeches

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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
and
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.