‘Outrageous’: Dutton to take action over confusing Voice referendum ballot
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has revealed that he will write to Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Commissioner Tom Rogers following mass confusion over the voting process on the Voice referendum.
This comes after the AEC suggested that ticks on the Voice referendum ballot will be counted as ‘Yes’ votes, but crosses used to vote ‘No’ won’t be counted.
“Now there are some savings provisions, but I need to be very clear with people – when we look at that, it is likely that a tick will be accepted as a formal vote for yes, but a cross will not be accepted as a formal vote,” Rogers said on Sky News.
Dutton spoke with Ray Hadley on Thursday to discuss the matter while confirming his intentions to write to the AEC for further information.
“I don’t think we should have a process that’s rigged, and that’s what the Prime Minister has orchestrated from day one,” Dutton said.