Housekeeping #5 -Locked Out: Do prisoners have the right to vote? – Wheeler Centre Podcast

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Back in 2007, Ken was really keen to vote in the Australian federal election. Ken was a swinging voter. But after 11 years of John Howard’s coalition government, he was excited to see change, and he wanted to see what the opposition could do in power.

The problem was, Ken couldn’t just go down to the local primary school on Election Day, because he was in prison. So instead, he told the guards that he was on the electoral roll and wanted to arrange a postal vote. It wasn’t anywhere near as easy as you’d think.

Listen here – http://www.wheelercentre.com/notes/housekeeping-5-locked-out-do-prisoners-have-the-right-to-vote

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