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How does The Voice Referendum Vote Work?

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 13 Oct 2023
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  • The Voice Referendum takes place in Australia in 2023
  • How does it work and when will the result be announced?
  • Full guide to how the Voice Vote will play out
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The Voice Referendum will take place on Saturday, October 14, with Australia going to the voting booth to vote on whether to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by creating an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. 

The Voice will give independent advice to the Parliament and Government and will work alongside existing organisations and traditional structures. 

How does the vote work, how will it impact the country and what are the probabilities of the result based on the latest referendum betting odds.

The Voice Referendum Format 


In order to vote on The Voice Referendum, you must be enrolled to vote or have updated your enrolment details by 20:00 on Monday, September 18 to be eligible to cast your vote on October 14, 2023. For those over 18 that are eligible Australian voters, voting is compulsory. 

The format for The Voice Referendum will see votes pick 'yes' or 'no' in answer to the 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?'

For the Referendum to be successful it will need to receive a double majority of voters. Therefore, more than half of the total national votes must fall in favour of the amendment and more than half of the voters in at least four states must vote in favour. 

This means that is half of the national voters or more than half of the electors in at least three of the states vote no then the amendment will not pass and the referendum will not be successful. 

The Voice Referendum Latest Odds


Will Australia Vote Yes To The Voice Referendum?
Odds
No $1.09
Yes$5.75
Note: Odds from BlueBet. Correct on 13/10/2023

The Voice Referendum Key Dates


The Voice Referendum will take place on Saturday, October 14. Other key days include:

  • September 25 - Remote voting begins
  • October 2 - Early voting centres open (NT, TAS, VIC & WA)
  • October 3 - Early voting centres open (ACT, NSW, QLD & SA)
  • October 11 - Postal vote applications close
  • October 14 - Referendum Day 
  • October 27 - Last day for the receipt of postal votes

The Voice Referendum 2023

What is The Voice Referendum?

The Voice Referendum will allow the people of Australia to vote whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia through establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. The vote will take place on Saturday, October 14. 

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