The previous Australian federal election in 2016 was that rarest of beasts a double dissolution. As a result the next half-Senate election must take place by 18 May 2019 due to the expiry of the 3 year Senate terms, and is highly likely to include a House election making it a “normal” election.
So. What does this mean for my Australian readers?
Close of Rolls
The electoral rolls will be closing remarkably quickly, potentially in as little as 3 weeks.