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Second Reading Speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Identification) Bill 2022

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
MCGRATH, Sen James
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Responds to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters' reports into the conduct of the 2013, 2016 and 2019 elections by amending the

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to require voters to provide an acceptable form of identification, or alternatively an attestation from another enrolled person who does have an acceptable form of identification, in order to cast an ordinary pre-poll or polling day vote in federal elections and referendums.

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