And now Scott Morrison has announced the federal election date, you have just one week to make sure you’re enrolled to vote and all your details are up to date.
It means if you’ve moved house or changed your personal details since the last time you voted, you’ll need to makes some updates.
If you don’t, you’ll still be able to enjoy a democracy sausage at the polling station next month, but you could find yourself without a say in the election.
Around half a million of us are still missing from the electoral roll, and if you’re one of those, all you need to do is head to the Australian Electoral Commission’s website.
If all your details look good, then you’re sweet and good to go on May 18.
This month we are reaching out to almost half a million unenrolled Australians to further bolster the record enrolment rate ahead of this year’s federal election https://t.co/tfmFsL66Hx #auspol pic.twitter.com/HdUoGWY2gx
— AEC (@AusElectoralCom) February 26, 2019
However, if you notice something isn’t right, make sure you change it in the next seven days.
“Every time you move, you must update your address on the electoral roll, or your name could be removed and you will be unable to vote,” the AEC website reads. “You are eligible to enrol for your new address if you have lived there for at least one month.”
If you are overseas or going overseas, visit the AEC website for more details.
Early voting opens about two weeks after the writs are issued.
The AEC said several hundred thousand people updated their details on the electoral roll in the week before the rolls closed at the last election.