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It's illegal to open another persons mail, wrong address doesn't matter. Send it back.
I have returned the same letter 3 times to Australia post and it still got mailed back to me. If this person did not update their details before the cut off they obviously don't care about the vote or are oblivious to the voting.
This is another reason why they should have set up polling booths, they are paying 122million for the voting process one would think they would do it properly!
Hoping your voting yes btw 😍
I have been living in my house 2 years and still get mail addressed to other people but my address so i open it read what it is and then chuck it. Im sorry but if you cant be bothered getting your mail redirected then i cant be bothered taking the time to take it to the post office.
Latest one i got was a debt collectors letter, someone is in trouble lol
I have been here 5 years!!!
I hope I get others postal votes!
The debt collectors dont come to your door. I have recieved phone calls of them trying to track down a family memeber i dont have anything to do with or contact details for. I just tell them i dont know who they are talking about and then never hear from them again. Never had anyone come to my door.
I have returned mail to the post office marked return to sender and the mail that I have actually marked came back to me. I chuck it all now. The manager of my post office didn't argue with me when I told her that.
It was for less than $200, paid it $50 fortnightly and they didn't even add the ridiculous debt collection fee they often do.
If someone doesn't receive their form they may vote online instead, in which case you'd be caught if you voted twice.
If you didn't up date your address and someone receives your form at their address (your previous address) you miss your chance to vote and have no control over what happens to your voting form. Yes a person is not supposed to open another persons mail but this is not commonly policed. Also votes are anonymous, the barcode is to ensure the forms are not copied to vote twice.
I called the Australian bureau of statistics and was reminded that there has been televised adds and radio commercials etc for a long time coming up to the cut off date to ensure you will receive your voting form.
Interfering with other peoples mail is a federal crime.
However, it's not very policed on such a small scale. In this instance, you would have the opportunity to vote twice. But there is still a possibility that you could get caught.
Personally, being the Dudley Doright I am, I don't muck about with others mail. I return it to the post office and explain the situation. Your conscience is your choice.