South Australia's New Citizens Enrol On Australia Day

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         25 January 2010


South Australians encouraged to enrol to vote 

on Australia Day 2010


As thousands of the newest citizens enrol to vote this Australia Day, the Australian

Electoral Commission (AEC) is urging all Australian citizens to make sure they are

enrolled to vote as a federal election is likely to be held sometime this year.   


Ms Claire Witham, Acting State Manager said enrolling to vote was an important part of

fully participating in Australian life and it was a concern that over 1.3 million eligible

Australians, including 88,355 South Australians, are currently not enrolled.


“With a State Election on the 20 March 2010 and the possibility of a federal election

sometime in 2010, this Australia Day is an opportune time for all eligible Australians to

make sure they are enrolled to vote or, if they have recently moved, to check that their

enrolment address is up-to-date” Claire Witham said.


“Some Australians have missed out on their vote at previous elections because they were

not enrolled, but by simply completing an enrolment form you are registered to vote in the

next state and federal election”.


Claire Witham said AEC staff would be on hand at many citizenship ceremonies across

the South Australia to assist our newest citizens to immediately take up their democratic

right of enrolling to vote, and she looked forward to these new citizens joining the new

Australians who have enrolled at Australian Day citizenship ceremonies over previous

years.


To enrol to vote or update your enrolment simply complete and return an enrolment form,


office, Australia Post outlet, or at any Medicare, Centrelink, or Australian Tax Office. 


It’s compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 years and older to enrol to vote, and you

must be enrolled before you can vote in Australian elections. 


The AEC website also has enrolment information translated into 26 languages and contact

details for the telephone interpreter service.


To check your enrolment or find out more information visit the AEC website at

www.aec.gov.au or call the AEC on 13 23 26.



Media enquiries:

Paul Langtry

Public Awareness Officer SA

Phone:  8237 6582

Mobile:  0413 452 532




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AEC Division

(Federal seat)

Council 

Address of ceremony

Time and date

No of

new

citizens

1 Adelaide


DIAC



Adelaide Oval


5.15pm 26 January

2010

13

2 Adelaide

Adelaide City Council



Adelaide Town Hall

King William St

Adelaide

2.30pm 26 January

2010

69

3 Adelaide 

Corporation of the City of

Norwood, Payneham and

St Peters 


Norwood Town Hall

George St

Norwood 

9.00am 26 January

2010

38

4 Adelaide

Prospect


St Helens Park

Prospect Rd

Prospect

10.30am 26 January

2010

44

5. Adelaide 

Walkerville




Walkerville Town Hall

66 Walkerville Tce

Walkerville

9.00am 26 January

2010

8

6.Adelaide

Unley 


Unley Civic Centre

Oxford Tce

Unley

6.00pm 26 January

2010

45

7.Sturt

City of Burnside

Hazelwood Park

Cnr Howard Tce & Greenhill Rd

Hazelwood Pk

26/01/10 @ 9:00am


8. Sturt

City of Campbelltown

Campbelltown Function Centre

172 Montacute Road

Rostrevor

26/01/10 @ 11:00am


9. Port Adelaide 

City of Charles Sturt

Fort Glanville

Military Rd

Semaphore Park 

27/1/10 at 7:00pm

120

10. Hindmarsh

City of Holdfast Bay

Brian Nadilo Reserve –

Ngutinilla  

Glenelg Foreshore

Tuesday

26 January 2010

9:00am

Registration 8:00am

70 

11. Boothby

City of Marion


Marion Cultural Centre

287 Diagonal Rd

Oaklands Park

Monday 

25 January 2010

6:00 pm 

30 adults

18children

12. Boothby

City of Mitcham 



Carrick Hill

Carrick Hill DR

Springfield 

Tuesday 

26 January 2010

9.00am 

50

13. Kingston

City of Onkaparinga 


Hopgood Theatre

Ramsay Place

Noarlunga Centre

Tuesday

26 January 2010

10:00 am

70 Approx


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14. Wakefield

City of Playford


Function Room, Playford Civic

Centre - 10 Playford Boulevard,

Elizabeth

Tuesday

26 January 2010

10:00 am

50

15. Port Adelaide 

City of Port

Adelaide/Enfield 

Sunnybraie Function Centre

Tikalara St

Regency Park

25/1/10 at 6:30pm

30

16. Port Adelaide

City of Salisbury



Carisbrook Park

Salisbury

26/1/10 at 1:00pm

110

17. Makin

City of Tea Tree Gully


Council Chambers

Montague Rd Modbury 

26th January 6.30pm

40 adults

17 child

18. Hindmarsh

City of West Torrens 




West Torrens

Library/Auditorium

Crn Brooker and Davenport

Tce, Hilton

26th January 2010

3:15pm

40 – 45

19. Mayo

Mt Barker Council

Keith Stephenson Park,

Adelaide Road, Mount Barker

25th January 2010

6:00pm

21

20. Mayo

Adelaide Hills Council

Marble Hill Ruins, Ashton

Road, Ashton

26 January 2010

4:00pm

15




TOTAL

Approx

750

Adults







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