Three Quarters Of Voters Have Returned Their Postal Survey Forms


Almost three quarters of eligible Australians have voted in the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimate said on Tuesday.

The ABS estimated that 74.5% of enrolled Australians – 11.9 million people – had returned their survey forms by last Friday, up from 67.5 the previous week.

“With form scanning now well under way, this estimate is based on a count of forms scanned rather than earlier estimates that were based on the weight of the bulk containers of returned forms waiting to be scanned,” the ABS said.

The ABS estimated that it received an additional 300,000 forms last week.

Over the weekend, thousands of supporters attended marriage equality rallies and events across the country.

But time is running out to post your postal survey form if you haven’t already.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has recommended the forms be mailed by this Friday, October 27 to ensure they’re received and counted before the survey closes on November 7.

The result will be announced on November 15.

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