Thursday 9 October 2014
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Driving Votes revs up Federation Square

Driving Votes kicks off this Monday 13 October at Federation Square. The Victorian Electoral Commission’s month-long enrolment roadshow will visit 20 destinations across Victoria, creating a buzz around the upcoming State election with plenty of giveaways. It all starts at Federation Square between 8.00 am and 2.00 pm this Monday.

The roadshow will drive home the importance of correctly enrolling to vote in the upcoming State election, reminding eligible Victorians to check their enrolment and offering them a chance to ask questions of VEC staff.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said: ‘We hope the Driving Votes campaign encourages voters to check their details ahead of the State election. It’s surprising how often people think to update their details after moving, but then forget to get around to it. It takes only five minutes to check and update your enrolment online’.

Driving Votes will focus on engaging young people and visiting areas where voters are traditionally under-represented in the electoral process. This includes visits to RMIT and Monash universities, a number of inner-city areas such as Footscray, Richmond and Albert Park, and a trip upstate to Mildura.

Visitors will get the chance to also take a snap with the cast of paper people from the 2014 State election advertising campaign. The best photograph submitted to the Driving Votes website every two weeks will win an iPad Mini.

Follow the path of the Driving Votes van and check out some snaps at The Driving Votes campaign runs from Monday 13 October through to the close of the electoral roll at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 11 November 2014.

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Media enquiries:

Lawson Fletcher
Communication Officer
Communication, Education & Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1196