The Hugo Group

menu icon

Electoral Amendment Bill

Introduced on July 29. The Bill will allow voters to enrol on election day, expands the range of premises that can be used as voting places and makes administrative changes including rules to account for the disruption of election day and voting. First reading on Aug 6 and sent to the Justice Committee with National and ACT opposed. Reported back on Dec 19 with the committee unable to agree on whether it should progress, but recommended a number of technical amendments if the Bill is passed. Second reading completed on Feb 13 with National and ACT opposed. Committee stage completed on Feb 19 and third reading on March 4 with National and ACT still opposed. Electoral Amendment Bill