Postal Voting – Eligibility
You are eligible to register as a general postal voter if you are already on the electoral roll and you are unable to attend a polling place because you are:
- enrolled at an address more than 20 km away from a polling place
- a patient at a hospital or nursing home and unable to travel to a polling place
- unable to travel due to being infirm at home
- caring for a seriously ill or infirm person
- serving a prison sentence of less than 3 years
- registered as a silent elector
- unable to attend a polling place due to religious beliefs
- unable to sign your name due to a physical incapacity
- registered as an overseas elector
- a member of the defence force, or a defence civilian serving outside Australia
- an Australian Federal Police officer or staff member serving outside Australia.
The least onerous of these is religious beliefs. In order to protect yourselves against any allegations that you have no religious beliefs that prevent you from voting, I have attached some information to this document, which I urge you to read before the election, as it will found your religious objection to voting on Saturday as well as to provide a defence against charges that you have sworn a false statement under the Australian Electoral legislation. Please read these quotes carefully and keep them in a safe place in case you need them!
- The transference of solemnity from the Biblical Sabbath of Saturday to Sunday was affected by the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea (AD 364) Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine p. 50 (Third Edition)
- The Catholic Cardinal Gibbens, in Faith of Our Fathers, at page 111, said “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.”
- The Council of Trent (1545 AD), Church leaders ruled that “tradition” is of as greater authority as the Bible, that is, they ruled that God had given them the authority to change the Bible as they pleased.
- It was ruled that worshipping on a Sunday was acceptable because Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, despite the fact that there is not a sigle verse in the Bible that tells us to do this.
- The fourth commandment says “Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy. Six days shall ye labour, and do all the work: But on the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor they maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within they gates: For six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
As you will do doubt see the Bible is very clear on which day constitutes the Sabbath. Those who keep the Biblical Sabbath are the Jews, the Seventh Day Adventists and the Seventh Day Baptists. If anyone asks you for proof that you are a member of any religious organisation – you can cite the fact that the Seventh Day Adventist Church only allows the double vaccinated into her congregation.
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