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DIVISION OF GOLDSTEIN
PO Box 184
BRIGHTON
VIC 3186



Mr John Citizen
10 Seattle St
Brighton 3186

         
DIVISION OF GOLDSTEIN
SUITE 6/8
ST ANDREWS ST
BRIGHTON Vic 3186

TEL: 03 9593 1072

URGENT

NOTICE OF POSSIBLE PROSECUTION

Apparent Failure to Vote
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 Section 245


Dear Elector,

I have written to you in respect of your apparent failure to vote at the Federal election held on 2 March 1996.

I have not received a reply to either the first notice or the reminder notice.

I wish to remind you that it is an offence to fail to vote at an election without a valid and sufficient reason. The penalty for failing to vote is $20.00 if paid to the Australian Electoral Commission, or a maximum fine of $50.00 (plus any court costs) if the matter is dealt with by the Court.

If you wish to avoid court proceedings, please complete the back of this notice and return it to me. If I do not receive a reply from you by 12 NOVEMBER 1996, I will conclude that you wish to have the matter dealt with by a Court.

Thank you for your co-operation.


DIVISIONAL RETURNING OFFICER
for GOLDSTEIN

30 OCTOBER 1996


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Please complete sections 1, 2 and 3 and return in the envelope provided. PLEASE PRINT

Section
1.
Name of elector Daytime phone contact
(       )
Current residential address

When answering section 2 complete either Part A, Part B or Part C.

Section
2.
A. If you DID vote complete this part.
EITHER  Write the name of the polling place at which you voted:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

OR  Tick the box if you voted by post.     [    ]

OR
B. If you DID NOT vote and believe you have a valid and sufficient reason complete this part (I will advise you if your reason is not acceptable.)
I did not vote because _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
OR
C. If you DID NOT vote and wish to pay the penalty of $20 and finalise the matter complete this part.
Method of payment:

[    ] Cash (Counter Payments ONLY)

[    ] Cheque or money order (made payable to 'Collector of Public Monies')

Note: Payment of the $20 penalty fully discharges any liability in relation to your apparent failure to vote. No further proceedings can be taken against you and you will not be regarded as having been convicted of an offence. However, if for any reason your cheque is not honoured by your bank it will be deemed that payment of the penalty has not been made.

Section
3.
Signature of elector or person acting on his or her behalf.

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If this form is completed by another person acting on behalf of the elector please print your name below your signature.

Return Address
Divisional Returning Officer
Division of GOLDSTEIN
PO BOX 184
BRIGHTON VIC 3186
Please fold this form where indicated and place in the single window Reply-Paid envelope provided. Ensure that the return address at left appears in the window.

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