Woman mysteriously left off roll

IN a quarter of a century living in Basin Pocket, Lyn York has never had a problem voting. However, at the State Government and council elections Mrs York found she had been removed from the electoral roll.

"When I went to vote in the state election I found I wasn't on the roll," she said.

"But I thought I'd do the right thing come council election and we went down and guess what? I'm not on the council election roll either."

Mrs York said she was told at the booth she must have moved, but she said she'd been living at the same address in Basin Pocket for 25 years.

"It's not fair. I've been denied my chance to have a say," she said.

A statement from an Electoral Commission Queensland spokesperson did not explain why Mrs York would have been removed.

The spokesperson said there were thousands of Queenslanders who were not on the electoral roll, most often due to a failure to enrol or moving without telling the commission.



'Sadistic, degrading': Drugged offenders' attack on girl, 16

premium_icon 'Sadistic, degrading': Drugged offenders' attack on girl, 16

They came into the room with a meat cleaver, scissors

Furious Miller attacks proposed waste-to-energy facility

premium_icon Furious Miller attacks proposed waste-to-energy facility

Jo-Ann Miller reveals how the community will fight back

EXCLUSIVE: Dismissed Ipswich councillors sue over sacking

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: Dismissed Ipswich councillors sue over sacking

Ipswich councillors sue for money, unfair dismissal

Local Partners