Can people sign who don't live in my electorate?

A:

Yes, they can.

Each petition will be presented from the people of a particular electorate. However, you might have people from your church, school, faith community or workplace who live in different electorates. What should you do in that case?

The simplest thing to do is simply have them fill in the name of the church, school, business or group that they belong to as they sign the petition (instead of their own address). If the church or group is located in the electorate, the MP will take that as an indication of community support. (Remember that in the petition, addresses are optional.)

The other option is to contact Micah Australia to find out whether there is a petition being organised in other electorates, and to ask your friends and colleagues to help gather signatures in the electorate they live in. 

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