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Thursday, 29 October 1970


Dr Klugman asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

(1)   What arrangements are made with the States to ensure that prisoners serving sentences or awaiting trial, but eligible to vote, are provided wilh facilities to exercise their vote at federal elections.

(G)   How many prisoners eligible to vote were in Australian gaols on 25th October 1969.

(3)   How many of these prisoners voted.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   No special arrangements are made with the States to enable prisoners to vote at federal elections. Unless an elector is able to attend at a polling booth or is qualified and able to make an application for a postal vote, he would be unable to record his vote.

(2)   and (3) The required information is unavailable.







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