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Voice Support Continues To Plummet As Postal Voting Opens

While support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament continues to slump, postal voting applications are set to open from today.

According to Resolve Political Monitoring surveying published in Nine newspapers, Tasmanians are the only ones in a majority voting “Yes”.

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This is compared to last month, where Victorians were also marginally in favour of the Voice but has since slipped into a “No” majority.

Nationally, 43 per cent of voters plan on voting against the Voice, with 57 per cent against it.

For the Voice referendum to pass, it must receive a double-majority vote: a majority of “Yes” votes from Australia, and four of the six states to also have a “Yes” majority.

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Seven’s Sunrise there were still many undecided voters who could be convinced.

“We’re going to ask them to vote ‘yes’ because this acknowledges 65,000 years of Australian history,” she said.

“This idea came from Aboriginal people, well over 80 per cent of them support it. This is not a committee that has a veto over parliament. It doesn’t stop things happening.

“It is a committee to give advice, it really is a lot less scary than some of the ‘no’ campaign are making it out to be.”

Today, Governor-General David Hurley will issue the writ compelling the Australian Electoral Commission to hold the referendum on October 14.

Once the documents have been received, postal vote applications will open and close on October 11.

This process means Australians have seven days to ensured they are enrolled, with the electoral role closing after this time.

Early voting centres will also open from October 2 in the ACT, New South Wales, and Queensland. Centres will also open in South Australia from October 3.

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