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After each federal election the AEC sends letters to people who appear to have failed to cast a vote. If you’ve received a letter, it outlines your option to either pay the $20 penalty or provide a valid reason.


A by-election for the Torres Strait Regional Authority ward of Ugar Island will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019.


The Electoral Commissioner must determine how many House of Representatives seats each state and territory will have at the next federal election.

This happens one year after a new House of Representatives first meets – due sometime in July/August 2020. The AEC will not provide any hypotheses in advance.

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