Minor parties have received a small boost in their broadcast election advertising allocation from the Electoral Commission.
New figures out today show 94 percent of eligible voters have enrolled to vote for the 2005 general election.
The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright today signed the writ directing the Chief Electoral Officer to conduct a general election on 17 September.
Advance voting for people unable to get to a polling place on election day opens on Wednesday 31 August.
Statement by Chief Electoral Officer: I have reviewed advertising being conducted by the ACT Party after a complaint by the National Party that the advertising breaches the Electoral Act 1993.
The Electoral Enrolment Centre has received over 51,000 applications from people wanting to enrol or update their details in the wake of the Prime Ministerial announcement of the election date.
The Chief Electoral Office has made voting easier for the Deaf and hearing impaired, with the production of a sign language DVD about voting.