Non-voters urged to act on Penalty Reminder Notice or risk further action

Tuesday 25 May 2021

For immediate release

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is urging Victorians who have outstanding non-voting fines to take action before the matter is referred to Fines Victoria.

Only a small number of Victorians who failed to vote in the 2020 local council elections will be receiving a Penalty Reminder Notice from this week, which carries an additional fee of $25.80.

Electoral Commissioner, Warwick Gately, advised recipients of a Penalty Reminder Notice to act as soon as possible.

‘If you receive a Penalty Reminder Notice in the mail you need to take action,’ Mr Gately said.

‘Do not ignore the notice, or your details will be provided to the Director of Fines Victoria for further enforcement action.’

Non-voters have 28 days to respond to the Penalty Reminder Notice. The VEC encourages people who are unsure what to do, to call 1300 551 575 or visit Fines and reviews.