How to respond to an 'Apparent failure to vote' notice

Video transcript

Hello, my name is Mac. I am a Democracy Ambassador.

I work for the Victorian Electoral Commission.

In November, we had the Victorian State election and all Australian citizens on the electoral roll were supposed to vote.

If the VEC does not have a record of you voting, you may receive a letter asking why you did not vote.

This is not a fine.

In the envelope, you will have:

A form.
Multi-language instructions.
And a reply-paid envelope.

On the form, you will be asked if you voted or not.

If you did vote, please tell us when and where you voted.

If you didn't vote, you must explain your reason for not voting.

You have 28 days from the date you receive this letter to tell us if you voted or not.

Put this form into the reply-paid envelope and send it back to us as soon as possible.

Please do not ignore the letter, if you do not reply, you may get a fine.

If you need help to fill in the form, please contact National relay service and ask for 03 8620 1100 or visit our website