Among other things, the Audit Office found that, "After the election, the enrolment rate has deteriorated. By December 2009 it was estimated that just under 1.4 million eligible electors were not enrolled to vote."
It went on: "In addition, the number of enrolment forms being processed by the AEC has been falling since 2001–02 and, for 2008–09, and was at the lowest level since 1996-97. A continuation in this decline would further reduce the completeness of the electoral roll at future federal elections." A summary of the report is also available separately.
Audit Team: Kim Bond, Patrick N. O’Neill, Alison Cerritelli, Keith Allen, Derek Thompson and Brian Boyd.
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