Australian Citizenship - Enrolling to vote prior to Ceremony
This addition to the Wiki came about as a result of finding myself in a "what status am I?" position when the Australian Federal Election was called for 21st August 2010. Other people in the future may find themselves similary placed, so here is the summary:
If you have a confirmed appointment for your citizenship ceremony and it transpires that your ceremony will fall between the close of rolls and polling day, this is what you can do:
You need to scroll down slightly to a "FIND" button.
Stick your postcode in, this will give you local office details including fax number.
Please note point 8 on the form. This requires that a witness (from the list on page 1) sign to say that they have had sight of your evidence of upcoming citizenship ceremony.
This process is called provisional enrolment.
When you go to vote on election day your name will not be on the certified list (printed at close of rolls), you will need to do what is called a declaration vote (where you declare you are eligible to vote on an envelope and the votes are sealed inside). You should take a form of identity – eg drivers licence with you.