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Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Special Minister of State


Responds to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters' reports into the conduct of the 2013, 2016 and 2019 elections by amending the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 to require voters to provide an acceptable form of identification, or alternatively an attestation from another enrolled person who does have an acceptable form of identification, in order to cast an ordinary pre-poll or polling day vote in federal elections and referendums.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/10/21  
Second reading moved 28/10/21  
Second reading debate 24/11/21  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/11/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 14 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/11/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 17 of 2021