ABS bringing Australian Marriage Law survey to Port Augusta

VOTE: The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey closes on Tuesday, November 7.
VOTE: The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey closes on Tuesday, November 7.

THE AUSTRALIAN Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be in Port Augusta from October 17-19 to ensure all eligible residents get the opportunity to cast their vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

The visit allows voters, particularly those who are yet to receive a survey form or need a replacement, to collect a new form after verifying their identity.

The pick-up site, located at the Wharflands Plaza, Tassie Street, will be staffed with authorised ABS officers between 9am and 4.30pm.

ABS Deputy Statistician and Taskforce Lead Jonathan Palmer said the visit will help people who were unable to receive a survey form by post.

“Providing this service will help all eligible Australians have their say in the voluntary postal survey regardless of where they live,” Mr Palmer said.

“Completed survey forms can be posted using the Reply Paid envelope via the nearest post office or red post box, or submitted to an ABS authorised officer at a registered pick-up location.”

Eligible voters have until Friday, October 20 to request or pick up a replacement survey form. The survey closes on Tuesday, November 7, with results to be published on Wednesday, November 15.

ABS will also be making regional visits to Ceduna and Coober Pedy.