As you probably know by now, voting is a democratic right that
all eligible Australian citizens should enjoy.
Today, an individual is considered eligible if they are
Australian citizens and if they are 17 years old and above.
As is the case in other democratic countries, Australia has
an election roll register where it keeps information about
all its voters.
Find Electoral Roll
Now, in order for an individual to view electoral roll online,
thus, to be able to read an electoral roll report on a
computer's screen, they just need to visit one of the
Australian people records websites which are available on the
World Wide Web, and in most of them people will be able to
find any information pertaining people's eligibility to vote
and such, an individual will be able to get access to many
electoral records which are being updated on a daily basis.
Australians should know that they have the right to vote in any election, without any form of discrimination, but the
unfortunate thing is that most Australians do not take advantage of this privilege to vote.
There, however, are a few restrictions as to who cannot vote, these are stated by Australian law.
Your Rights As an Australian citizen
People in Australia need to learn the importance of voting. One reason why voting is important is that it is part of
enjoying human rights, as such, every Australian citizen should register on the voting register.
The voting register shows key information about a voter, including their permanent address; moreover, one can also get
names of Australian citizens, birth dates, and gender and even to view a person criminal record (if exist), all this
information and much more is available on websites which have search engine tool for electoral rolls online (the same
as the one appearing in this page, in the upper part of it).
Voting is also a way for the Australian people to express their needs and wants. It is in one way or another a means to
getting what one wants, more to that, voting is a way to express opinions and take a part in making decisions for one's
own country. As such, Australian people should take time and check if they are listed in the electoral records.
There are a number of electoral rolls online, and so all one needs to do is find electoral roll and check if they, or
someone they know, is listed, and that by running a simple
electoral roll search
Since colonization in Australia, leaders of that time fought hard to ensure that Australians had the right to vote.
Men were listed on the electoral list first, and women were listed years later. Indigenous groups, however, are yet to
get their right to vote.
It is unfortunate that for indigenous people to vote, they have to be integrated into Australian society. It is a good
thing that a few indigenous people were included in the electoral roll 1995.