PSA: Last Day To Request A Replacement Marriage Survey Form

PSA: Last Day To Request A Replacement Marriage Survey Form
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Haven’t responded to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey yet? Need a new form? Then you’re running out of time. Requests for replacement forms will close tonight at 6PM. If you need help requesting a new form, we’ve got you covered.

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey has been running since September 12, so if you haven’t received your form yet or you’ve damaged or lost it, that’s understandable. Here’s what you need to do:

There are two ways to request a replacement form.

1. If you have an Australian drivers licence or passport, then you will be able to fill out this form online. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will ask for your drivers licence or passport number, along with your electoral roll details.

2. If you don’t have an Australian drivers licence or passport, then you will have to call the ABS Information Line, between 8am and 8pm, on 1800 572 113.

In both cases, you will need to wait 7-10 working days before you receive your replacement form.

Note: if you have already responded to the postal survey, the unique barcode that is associated with your response will have been checked off. An additional form will not give you an additional response, instead, all previous forms will be invalidated.

You can also pick-up (and drop-off) a postal survey response form from various locations around Australia, if you haven’t received one yet.

You will only be able to request a new form up until 6pm tonight.

Additional PSA: It is recommended you post your response by Friday, October 27. However, it’s unlikely you receive your replacement in this timeframe. If your survey is not returned by November 7, it will not count.

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  • Just vote online if you miss today’s deadline. Can’t believe this was not a publicized option and so under reported. It’s more secure and less fallible to all the problems with the postal system. In my opinion, people should have been pushed to use this option.

    A legitimate reason to vote online is “Travelling within Australia”. That’s me. That’s pretty much everyone who leaves the house everyday. It’s a slight stretch of the intention but hey…

    Once you validate with either driver’s license or passport apparently you’re good to go.
    For the record, I didn’t vote this way nor do I know anyone that has so can’t confirm the full process.

    LifeHacker – I’d love to see you get some more info on this option.

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