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Offline jen56johns

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Electoral register entries after death? SOLVED
« on: Friday 30 December 16 03:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Not sure if this is the best place to post this, so apologies if it should have gone somewhere else.

A relative in Western Australia died in August and I checked on the online register with his DOB and last known address to see if he was still registered at that address when he died.  He was.  But then I tried again yesterday and it's not coming up.

Does anyone know how long names appear of the electoral register for and what the process is for removing them? Is it something that happens automatically after a death is officially registered?

Thanks for any insights.
Johns - Cornwall
McNerney - Manchester
Speakman - Manchester
Warman - Faringdon
Utting - Norfolk

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Re: Electoral register entries after death?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 December 16 03:46 GMT (UK) »
http://www.aec.gov.au/FAQs/Electoral_Roll.htm
A relative has died. How do I remove their name from the roll?
If your relative has died, the AEC will remove their name from the electoral roll when we are:
- notified by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (occurs on a monthly basis), or
- if we are notified by a family member.
To request a relative's name be removed from the roll, complete the notification of a relative who has died form.
At election time, an update on recent deaths is obtained prior to printing the certified list of voters to ensure the electoral roll is accurate at the time of voting.

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Re: Electoral register entries after death?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 December 16 04:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks cupoflife. Feeling foolish i didn't think to google that myself!
Johns - Cornwall
McNerney - Manchester
Speakman - Manchester
Warman - Faringdon
Utting - Norfolk