WARNING TO WA VOTERS: LNP’s return address envelope for postal vote application is NOT addressed to the AEC

6 Mar

This is never a good idea and should never be allowed. All votes should/must go to the AEC only, with security, until counted and checked. Never, never in a democratic system, should votes go directly, via post or any other way, directly to any party. This must be dealt with before the WA Senate re-vote; and it must apply to all elections across Australia from herein. This is outrageous, undemocratic and extraordinarily dangerous.

That Owl

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Western Australia is set to return to the ballot-box after their Senate election was deemed void. The usual slew of party letters has been noted by WA locals, but what has confused some is why exactly the LNP opted to have their own address on the return envelope for postal vote registration, rather than the independent body – the AEC.

The Facebook page, Tony Abbott’s Lies and other Liberal Promises was provided with scanned images of what had been sent to WA residents from the LNP and has kindly passed them on. What was of concern was that the return address envelopes are addressed to the LNP, not the AEC.

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The actual AEC address is enclosed inside the leaflet, meaning it is more likely that people would simply use the return envelope.

While this is completely legal, and has probably been practised by other parties, it is of concern that…

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One Response to “WARNING TO WA VOTERS: LNP’s return address envelope for postal vote application is NOT addressed to the AEC”

  1. drchristo March 6, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    It actually is a common practice all over Australia by most parties.
    Not necessarily sinister.
    You have responded to an offer usually made with a party brochure or an ad making one aware that you may be entitled to lodge a postal for the application form to come from that source.
    Remember this is for an application, not the actual vote you might place.
    The voting papers will come from the AEC direct to you and must be filled and returned, witnessed to the correct address.
    The party that organised it may get your details such as address and will probably flood your letterbox with reasons why their candidate is the bees knees, but how, who for, or if you vote is your little secret.

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