Australia Confirms Largest Electoral Roll Ahead of May 21st Polls

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) confirmed that more than 17.2 million Australians will be eligible to vote when the federal election is held next month.

According to a tweet on AEC’s Twitter account, it recorded 214,000 applications submitted on Monday.

The number of applications was the single greatest day for enrollments in the country’s history.

Following yesterday’s enrolling deadline, Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers indicated that more than 96 percent of eligible Australians will be enrolled again, following a record high in 2019.

“We can’t confirm a final figure just yet but with more than 700,000 enrolment applications received this week, the remarkable state of the roll in Australia is something that is simply not seen in most places around the world,“ Rogers said in a separate news release from the AEC.

Based on their enrollment, the majority of people were young Australians aged 18 to 24.

AEC said final enrollment figures will be available in the coming days.


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