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Greens call on young WA voters to match Tassie on enrolment

Media Release
Scott Ludlam 11 Jul 2013

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam has urged voters who are not yet enrolled to spend a few minutes to enrol online, after new figures show WA lags behind most of the nation in voter enrolment.

"The latest statistics from the Electoral Commission show WA has the highest percentage of unenrolled voters after the Northern Territory and Queensland, and this is especially true of those aged 18 to 25, nearly a quarter of whom are not enrolled," Senator Ludlam said.

"This compares to Tasmania, where the young lead the nation at 86% enrolled to vote.

"All people need to have a say in who gets to run the country, and that includes young people.

"If you are one of the 170,000-odd Western Australians who haven't enrolled, I urge you to get onto it.

"It's better to have decisions made by you than for you. Enrol to vote and have a close look at your options when it comes to election day," Senator Ludlam said.

 

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