Homeless not voteless
With both State and Federal elections happening in 2022, we’re focussed on advocating for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness to ensure their voices are heard.
Recently we welcomed teams from the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to Hutt St Centre to provide support and advice on how people can enrol to vote without a fixed address.
“It’s really important you have a voice,” said Sally from ECSA to clients attending our monthly Town Hall meeting. “It’s your civil right and we’re here to help you have your say.”
Sally shared some important information to help people at risk of or experiencing homelessness have their vote. Please pass this onto anyone who could benefit:
- For people with no fixed address, there is a form available to ensure you’re eligible to vote in State, Federal, and most Local Government elections.|
And if for some reason you’re unable to vote, this form will protect you from being fined.
Click here to learn more about enrolling with no fixed address.
- There is also a silent elector form available for people who need to keep their address details private, for example people who are escaping family violence.
Completing this form means your registered address won’t be shared with public authorities, but you can still exercise your right to vote.
Click here to learn more about enrolling as a silent elector.
A big thank you to Sally (ECSA), Tanika and Natalie (AEC) for supporting people at risk of or experiencing homelessness to enrol and ensuring they have the opportunity to participate in the democratic process.