It is impossible to vote from overseas under the present restrictions that only allow voting papers to be sent out 10 days before the election date.
Living in Australia it takes 4/5 days to get here and the same to return!
I don`t want to appoint a proxy – why should I – so please consider a change which surely is not difficult, if there is a will.
I propose that voting papers be sent out, for those overseas, a month before the election date.
An alternative is to allow time for the return of the votes and not declare results for say 2 weeks after the election!
We should not be dis-enfranchised.
Why does this idea matter?
At present most of those living overseas are dis-enfranchised because of the `ten day` rule.
That is absolutely wrong and I ask that action be taken to rectify this.
In `my idea` above I have suggested two options.