Not because I don’t want to, but because I can’t. I have been purged from the electoral roll.
Like many Australian Diasporans I am in the curious position of being completely disenfranchised. My home country has kicked me off the rolls, yet I am not a citizen of another country so I do not get a democratic vote in the local, state and national governments where I pay taxes. The Southern Cross Group estimates [pdf]:
that there are at least 500,000 Australian citizens of voting age overseas who are not on the electoral roll and who are currently disenfranchised because the law prevents them from enrolling.
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