4 September 2013

The Australian High Commission in NZ

Saturday 7 September: Election Day for Australia – both the Australian Consulate General (Auckland) and the Australian High Commission (Wellington) are open from 8:00am-6:00pm for in-person voting.

About 10,000 Australians are expected to cast their 2013 federal election votes in Hong Kong, one of the country's biggest overseas polling stations.
A record 14.71 million Australians are registered for the upcoming election, when they will choose between incumbent Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Labor party, the conservative opposition of Tony Abbott or more than 50 other minor parties.
Voting is compulsory in Australia but not for Australians living overseas.
"If you are not in Australia on polling day it is not compulsory, but we still find that Australians are keen to have their say," Australian consulate spokesman Gavin McDougall told AFP in the southern Chinese city.