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Election System Revolutionised for Queensland

By Andrew Bell

Voters in the next election will have an easier time with the system facing an overhaul to modernise and simplify the electoral process.

Residents of Surfers Paradise property will be able to vote electronically, which will help protect the system.

This means those with disabilities or those who suffer from vision impairment will be catered for as they can cast their vote through selected polling booths.

Queensland is ensuring that it is easy for all residents to participate in democracy, which shows the state is a great place to live in as it looks after all members of society.

The change to the electoral system also means voters do not need to provide photographic evidence of identification, as many people do not possess this.

The list of acceptable forms of identification has been broadened to also include the voter identification letter issued by the electoral commission of Queensland, a recent account or notice from a public utility or an identification card issued by the Commonwealth or the State which sets out the person's entitlement to a financial benefit.

Voters without ID will need to make a declaration vote.

"Maintaining the integrity of our electoral system is vital so proof of identity will be required on polling days to prevent voter impersonation," said Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie.

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