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VICTORIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION


To:
JOHN DOE CITIZEN
10 SEATTLE ST
BRIGHTON VIC 3186

      Level 8
505 LITTLE COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

VEC HOTLINE
TELEPHONE : 131 832


FAILURE TO VOTE AT THE 1996 STATE ELECTION

You have been sent a letter requesting that you provide a reason for your apparent failure to vote at the 30 March 1996 State election.

To date we have not received a reply from you.

You are now required to indicate which of the following options applies to you:

OPTION 1
At the above election I voted as a (tick the appropriate box):

[   ] Postal Voter
        or
[   ] Ordinary Voter
        or
[   ] Absent Voter

Name and location of polling place at which you voted (if appropriate):

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OPTION 2
I failed to vote because: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

If your reason(s) for failing to vote are considered to be valid and sufficient, no further action will be taken.

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If your reason(s) are not considered to be valid and sufficient, indicate (by ticking one of the following boxes) your choice:

[   ] having a penalty of $40.00 imposed on you by the Electoral Commissioner

[   ] having the matter dealt with in a Magistrate's Court. If Court proceedings are taken, you may have to pay both a fine and Court costs

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       (Signature of elector)                    (Date)

Please forward the completed form (in the enclosed envelope) to:

Compulsory Voting Centre
Victorian Electoral Commission
P.O. Box. 522
MARKET STREET VIC 8007.


If your reply is not received by this Office within 21 days of the date of this letter, the next step is the commencement of Court proceedings for the enforcement of the penalty. If Court proceedings are taken, you may have to pay both a fine and Court costs.

Date: 11/10/96

[signed]
Dr G.P. Lyons
Electoral Commissioner