The Turnbull government has announced a new postal vote, which will ask everyone the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”
The non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is set to be sent out on September 12, costing $122 million.
Run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), this is set to be their second-biggest project ever taken after the 2016 Census which cost $350 million.
The project will be seconded by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and paid for by the Finance Minister’s Advance.
Australian citizens are being urged to register to vote, as according to the ABS they only have until August 24.
The outcome of the poll will be announced on November 15.