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10 million Australians have voted in same-sex marriage survey

That's already more than the number who voted in Ireland's referendum and the polls are still open until November

10 million Australians have voted in same-sex marriage survey
Two-thirds of Aussies have voted in the marriage equality survey

More than 62% of eligible voters have returned their forms in Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released the second weekly estimate of the number of survey forms received.

That means 10 million people or two-thirds of Australia has returned their forms in the non-compulsory survey.

Even though the number of returned ballots is high, marriage equality advocates are urging people who still haven’t posted theirs to do it right away.

‘This steady increase in survey returns is another reminder of how much Australians care about marriage equality and how the country wants this resolved,’ said Co-Chair of the Equality Campaign, Anna Brown.

‘We have an opportunity to reflect the values that we already live by, but to do that we need as many surveys as possible returned.

‘There are still millions of surveys that need to be posted back to the ABS, we want every Australian to have their say and post YES for marriage equality.’

Don’t have a survey form?

Eligible Australians have until Friday 20 October 2017 to order a replacement survey form.

If people haven’t received their forms, or their form is lost or damaged, they can contact the ABS to get a new one.

‘There are only ten days left to request a replacement survey form from the ABS,’ said the Equality Campaign’s Georgia Kriz.

‘There are also over a million Australians overseas who need to get their surveys in either electronically or by post. It is vital every Australian has their say.

‘This is not the time to be complacent… Remind your friends and family to get this done, don’t delay vote YES today.’

The results will be released on 15 November.


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