The Australian electoral results have been announced today by the Government and the Prime Minister.
The results of the 2018 Federal Election will be announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The Government is yet to release any details of its plans to implement the new legislation, which will see the abolition of the Electoral Commission, the introduction of a national postal vote and the elimination of the electoral roll.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed the announcement, saying that the Government would announce a number of important changes, including:The Electoral Commission will be abolishedThe National postal vote will be replaced by a system similar to the one currently used in Western Australia, where all Australians will be able to cast their votes using the same postal vote process as currently used by Western Australia.
The elimination of ‘the electoral roll’ will be completed by the end of 2019.
The National Electoral Roll will be expanded to include every Australian eligible to vote in every state and territory, as well as the Commonwealth.
The Electoral Roll can now be used to conduct elections and the Australian Electoral Council will be re-established.
In a statement, the Electoral Commissioner said the Government’s changes would have an impact on the number of people who are eligible to participate in the Federal Election.
“We have listened to the concerns of many Australians, including the concerns that we are not achieving the necessary number of eligible voters to ensure that the electoral process works as intended,” the spokesperson said.
“We are also aware of the need to improve the efficiency and quality of the postal vote processes.”
We will continue to listen and will continue working with the community to improve these processes.
But the Government will announce its plans for the future in due course.
“The Electoral Commissioner also confirmed that a number a key changes were likely to be made to the Commonwealth Electoral Act.
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