To vote in Federal, Territory and local government elections, you must be correctly enrolled on the electoral roll. The electoral roll is a list of electors' names and addresses that is used to determine who can vote at elections.
Enrolling to vote is important as it allows you to have a say in who will represent you in Federal and Northern Territory Parliaments and your local council. Each level of government makes decisions that affect you and your community. Voting gives you a say in who will represent you in parliament and on your local council.
The law requires all eligible persons to be enrolled correctly and to vote. To enrol for Federal, Territory and local government elections you must be:
16 years of age (but you can only vote when you turn 18)
An Australian Citizen (or a British Subject enrolled on 25 January 1984) and
Have lived at your current address for the last month.
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