2013 Australian Election (Sep 14, 2013)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced this morning that the next Federal election will be held on September 14, 2013.

smh.com.au/opinion/political … 2dk4u.html

That seems like an incredibly long lead up for a parliamentary system where the PM can choose the date- usually a couple of months at most, if not just weeks.

Am I going to get fined if I forget to vote on this day?

They’ll probably send a fine to your registered address but if you tell them you’re out of the country you won’t have to pay it.

Okay then. I’m going to try my hardest not to forget.