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Conditions for Electoral Rights 2015

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Country: Australia - Type: citizen residents

Election type Age threshold Grounds of disenfranchisement (*) Registration mode / Mandatory voting Voting methods
Mental disability Criminal offence Profession Citizenship (*)
National Presidential N.E., No election; N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election
National Legislative 18; 18 NO, Mentally disabled individuals are disenfranchised if they are found to be of a unsound mind" by medical certificate""O, Mentally disabled individuals are dise" NO, Prisoners serving a criminal conviction of three years or longer are disenfranchised; individuals convicted of treason face lifetime disenfranchisement YES NO, YES for voting. NO for candidacy: citizens holding any other citizenship cannot stand as candidates NO, ACTIVE registration. Citizens must fill in a single form, either electronic or paper based, up to a week after the election is called; YES, Those who do not vote can be fined up to $50 and a failure to pay may lead to a conviction YES, Postal voting. Polling station in the district where the voter is registered. Electronic voting for citizens with disabilities everywhere in the country and for all citizens in New South Wales; embassy voting is available for resident citizens temporarily abroad
National Referendum 18; N.A., Not applicable NO, Mentally disabled individuals are disenfranchised if they are found to be of a unsound mind" by medical certificate""O, Mentally disabled individuals are dise" NO, Prisoners serving a criminal conviction of three years or longer are disenfranchised; individuals convicted of treason face lifetime disenfranchisement YES YES NO, ACTIVE registration. Citizens must fill in a single form, either electronic or paper based, up to a week after the election is called; YES, Those who do not vote can be fined up to $50 and a failure to pay may lead to a conviction YES, Postal voting. Polling station in the district where the voter is registered. Electronic voting for citizens with disabilities everywhere in the country and for all citizens in New South Wales; embassy voting is available for resident citizens temporarily abroad
Regional Presidential I.E., Indirect election; I.E., Indirect election I.E., Indirect election I.E., Indirect election I.E., Indirect election I.E., Indirect election I.E., Indirect election I.E., Indirect election
Regional Legislative 18; 18 NO, Mentally disabled individuals are disenfranchised if they are found to be of a unsound mind" by medical certificate""O, Mentally disabled individuals are dise" V, The legislation changes significantly across the different states YES YES BUT, YES for voting. YES BUT for candidacy: in New South Wales, citizens who actively take foreign citizenship may be barred from standing NO, ACTIVE registration. Citizens must fill in a single form, either electronic or paper based, up to a week after the election is called; YES, Those who do not vote can be fined up to $50 and a failure to pay may lead to a conviction YES, Postal voting. Polling station in the district where the voter is registered. Electronic voting for citizens with disabilities everywhere in the country and for all citizens in New South Wales; embassy voting is available for resident citizens temporarily abroad
Regional Referendum 18; N.A., Not applicable NO, Mentally disabled individuals are disenfranchised if they are found to be of a unsound mind" by medical certificate""O, Mentally disabled individuals are dise" V, The legislation changes significantly across the different states YES YES NO BUT, ACTIVE and MANDATORY registration in most of the territory, except In New South Wales and Victoria where registration is AUTOMATIC. In all other territories, citizens must fill in a single form, either electronic or paper based up to a week after the election is called; YES, Those who do not vote can be fined up to $50. A failure to pay a fine may lead to a conviction YES, Postal voting. Polling station in the district where the voter is registered. Electronic voting for citizens with disabilities ieverywhere in the country and for all citizens in New South Wales; embassy voting is available for resident citizens temporarily abroad
Local Mayoral 18; 18 NO, Mentally disabled individuals are disenfranchised if they are found to be of a unsound mind" by medical certificate""O, Mentally disabled individuals are dise" V, The legislation changes significantly across the different states YES YES NO, ACTIVE registration. Citizens must fill in a single form, either electronic or paper based, up to a week after the election is called; YES, Those who do not vote can be fined up to $50 and a failure to pay may lead to a conviction YES, Postal voting. Polling station in the district where the voter is registered. Electronic voting for citizens with disabilities everywhere in the country and for all citizens in New South Wales; embassy voting is available for resident citizens temporarily abroad
Local Legislative 18; 18 NO, Mentally disabled individuals are disenfranchised if they are found to be of a unsound mind" by medical certificate""O, Mentally disabled individuals are dise" V, The legislation changes significantly across the different states YES YES NO, ACTIVE registration. Citizens must fill in a single form, either electronic or paper based, up to a week after the election is called; YES, Those who do not vote can be fined up to $50 and a failure to pay may lead to a conviction YES, Postal voting. Polling station in the district where the voter is registered. Electronic voting for citizens with disabilities everywhere in the country and for all citizens in New South Wales; embassy voting is available for resident citizens temporarily abroad
Local Referendum N.E., No election; N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election N.E., No election
(*) Special restrictions

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Citizenship

Covering restrictions of electoral rights for naturalised citizen, citizens born abroad and multiple citizens.

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