Voting in the 2023 Referendum
Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution on 14 October 2023.
The Australian High Commission in Nairobi will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre.
All eligible Australians living in or visiting Kenya will be able to vote.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.
In-person voting will only be held at the Australian High Commission in Nairobi from 9 October 2023 to 13 October 2023 between 10.00am and 4:00pm, in-person voting will not be available on 14 October 2023 in Nairobi.
If you are in Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda and are unable to vote in-person, you can apply for a postal vote. Postal vote packs will be sent to you from Australia by courier, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The latest date to request a postal vote is 6:00pm, Wednesday, 11 October 2023 AEST.
It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing and returning the Overseas Notification Form.
Additional information on the referendum and voting is available from the AEC website and Smartraveller.
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