Voting on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament begins at Australian Embassy in Greece

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Australian citizens in Greece are visiting the Australian Embassy in Athens this week to early vote in the referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Federal Parliament.

This comes after Embassy staff confirmed in September that Australian citizens in Greece would be able to vote at its offices at 5 Chatzigianni Mexi Street, Athens, from Tuesday, October 3 to Friday, October 6 (8.30am – 3.30pm).

The Embassy will also be open for voting on Monday, October 9 to Thursday, October 12 (8.30am – 3.30pm), and Friday, October 13 (8.30am – 12.30pm). The Embassy will remain closed on referendum day, which is October 14.

To exercise their voting rights, Australians must be registered in the electoral rolls and update their details on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website to ensure eligibility. Citizens also have to show proof of identity at the Embassy.

The Greek Herald spoke with Ellie Mexis, a Greek Australian currently on holiday in Greece with her husband Themos Mexis. She said she was happy to visit the Embassy to submit her early vote for the referendum.

“There were approximately 20 people when we arrived. We have just voted ‘YES’ to the Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait People,” Mrs Mexis told The Greek Herald.

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