Several Australian celebrities overseas have filmed a video with high-profile US LGBTI advocacy group GLAAD urging Australians to vote ‘yes’ in the postal survey on marriage equality.
The stars, which include Hugh Sheridan, Danielle Cormack, Luke Hemsworth, Daniel MacPherson and Courtney Act, all back the “yes” vote in the video.
“I’m encouraging you to pick up that ballot, get it off the kitchen bench and put it in the postbox,” Cormack says.
“If it doesn’t get posted, your vote simply doesn’t count.”
The ABS have strongly encouraged survey forms to be posted by October 27, before the deadline on November 7. The results will be announced on November 15.
But marriage equality campaigners say there’s “no room for complacency” and the participation of as many Australians as possible is crucial.
Last weekend, The Equality Campaign turned their focus to the estimated 200,000 Australians living and working in the United Kingdom who are eligible to vote in the survey.
Eligible Aussies overseas can participate by using a 16-digit Secure Access Code to submit a response online or by phone, or ask a trusted person in Australia to fill in the form on their behalf.
More information about participating in the survey this way is available at the ABS website.
If you need a replacement survey form, there are just days left to request one from the ABS.