The excuses that get you out of an Election fine

Here are some valid excuses that get you out of paying an Election fine.

Video transcript

- Here are some valid excuses that get you out of paying an election fine. According to the Australian Law Reform Commission website, the best excuse for not voting today is if you intended to vote and were physically impeded or prevented a vote in some way. This includes if you get sick, or there was some sort of outside prevention, natural events, or accidents of any kind.

The ALRC also states that other valid excuses include circumstances where a person was on their way to the polling booth but was diverted in some way to save a life, prevent a crime, or assist in an emergency or fire in any way. Having said all that, if you can get to the polling booths today, you should, because it is compulsory to vote over the age of 18.

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