Last week Australia's federal election was finally called.
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The big day will be May 18. This is important because it means that it won't just be European politics encroaching on Eurovision weekend this year.
If you're someone who needs to enroll to vote and update your enrollment details, you don't have long to do it.
Yesterday the hero that nobody asked for washed up on the shores of Manly. This horrifying spectre of doom was Captain GetUp! - a 'mock superhero' that was conceived in the bowels of Advance Australia HQ to rip the shit out of left-wing lobby group GetUp! According to The Australian he was unleashed upon the world to "tell the truth about GetUp’s agenda". Apparently Advance Australia didn't consider that erecting a giant mascot might actually seem like an endorsement. Of course, the internet was quick to jump in to offer completely serious and academic discussions around the birth of Captain GetUp!
As per a tweet from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) last week morning, close of rolls will be 8pm on Thursday April 18. That's tonight. The AEC also confirmed that this deadline based on local time in every Australian timezone.
— AEC (@AusElectoralCom) April 11, 2019
So you've got a mere week to get your house in order, so to speak.
If you need to enroll to vote, you can do so here.
With only five weeks to go until the election, our stomachs are ready for those democracy sausages.