Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed news from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) that they will send out a second Remote Voter Service to the town of Ivanhoe after residents reported not being made aware of their earlier visit.
“I’m pleased to hear that the AEC has answered calls from constituents and my office to provide Ivanhoe with another opportunity for in-person voting,” Mr Coulton said.
“Everyone should have an adequate opportunity to vote in the 2023 Referendum on a Voice to Parliament, no matter where they live.
“The Remote Voter Services team will return to Ivanhoe on Wednesday 11 October to conduct polling from 9am to 3pm at Ivanhoe Youth Centre on Cook Street.
“I have called on the AEC to recognise that there are different communication needs in the bush than there are in the cities, with many constituents in remote areas who don’t primarily receive information via the internet and need to be contacted by other methods.”