Brexit? Pfft, so last week. This week it’s time to decide who runs Australia. The Federal election is on this Saturday, 2 July but Aussies living in London need to get their votes in by tonight (Friday).
Historically, Australia House in London is in fact the largest polling station in federal elections, either at home or abroad. In 2013, over 15,000 votes were cast there.
Australia House is the only place in Britain where you can cast your vote in-person.
Remaining open times at Australia House in London for voting in the 2016 Federal Election
> Friday 1 July 2016 11:00 – 20:00
> Saturday 2 July 2016 CLOSED
Expat voters around the world
The Australian Electoral Commission has urged expat voters to get their ballots in early to make sure their vote counts in the 2016 federal election.
“Australians who are enrolled but will be overseas on Saturday 2 July should plan ahead of time to make sure they can cast their vote,” Mr Rogers said.
The easiest way to vote if you are overseas is in-person at one of the 94 overseas Aussie voting centres around the world. Links to the participating Australian diplomatic missions are available at aec.gov.au/overseas.
Voting has changed
Changes have been made for this election in how you vote for the Senate. Check out the video below for a quick explainer so you don’t spoil your vote:
TOP IMAGE: Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands during the 2016 Australian Federal Election election campaign. (By Mick Tsikas – Pool/Getty Images)