Voting has began on the Voice Referendum with voting centres open across the Illawarra and Shellharbour .
The 2023 referendum will ask Australians whether to recognise First Nations people in the constitution through a Voice to Parliament.
Voting in referendums is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 and over. People who are enrolled to vote in elections are already enrolled for the referendum.
The 2023 referendum ballot paper will ask the following question:
A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?
Voters will be asked to clearly write "yes" or "no" in a single box on the ballot paper.
If you cannot make it to a polling place during the early voting period, or on voting day itself, you can apply for a postal vote here. Applications close on Wednesday 11 October at 6pm local time.
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