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AEC hints that it won’t fine a disabled man who didn’t vote

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The AEC has hinted that it won’t fine a disabled man who didn’t vote due to circumstances beyond his control.

On Thursday, Tom Elliott heard from Rob, a man with a disability who applied for a postal vote, but it never arrived.

He was subsequently hit with a letter from the AEC to explain why he didn’t vote.

But a spokesperson has suggested that it doesn’t seem like Rob’s situation would result in a fine.

‘We operate on the basis of being reasonable,’ the AEC’s Phil Diak said.

‘Rob should respond to the letter and just set out what he’s said to you.’

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