Category Archives: Voting

Electoral Act 1893 (NZ) | 19 September 1893

ON 19 SEPTEMBER 1893, New Zealand women were the first in the world to be granted the right to vote with the enactment of the Electoral Act 1893 (57 VICT 1893 No 18).

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King v Jones [1972] HCA 44

ON 1 SEPTEMBER 1972, the High Court of Australia delivered King v Jones [1972] HCA 44; (1972) 128 CLR 221 (1 September 1972).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/1972/44.html

The High Court ruled that the applicants, who were over 18 and entitled to vote in South Australia, were not entitled go on the Commonwealth electoral roll and vote in the Federal election as they had not yet reached the age of 21. Following this decision, the Commonwealth Parliament legislated to lower the voting age to 18 years.

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Voting age reduced to 18 in South Australia | 15 April 1971

ON 15 APRIL 1971, the voting age in South Australia was reduced to 18 by the SA Age of Majority (Reduction) Act 1971.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/num_act/aoma197015o1971299

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Electoral Act 1893 (NZ)

ON 19 SEPTEMBER 1893, New Zealand women were the first in the world to be granted the right to vote with the enactment of the Electoral Act 1893 (57 VICT 1893 No 18).

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