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Is it compulsory to vote in the Voice referendum, and when does early voting open?

With the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum now officially going ahead on 14 October, many Australians still have questions on how to vote in what will be for many their first-ever referendum.

Is it compulsory to vote in the Voice referendum?

Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said all eligible Australian citizens aged 18 years and over are required by law to enrol and vote in the first referendum in nearly a quarter of a century.

If you do not vote, which is illegal, you will receive a failure to vote notice from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), be forced to explain why you…

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About bourbiza

Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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