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Australian Federal Elections 2016
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016.
If you have queries relating to being overseas at election time, or your electoral enrolment status, or your eligibility to vote, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) website, www.aec.gov.au or contact the AEC via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+61 2 6160 2600).
In-person voting will not be available at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad. If you are eligible and wish to vote while you are in Pakistan, please apply for a postal vote through the Postal Vote page of the AEC’s website. Once you have submitted your application for a postal vote, the AEC will send your ballot papers to the postal address you have provided.
The Travel Advisory for Pakistan has been reviewed and reissued on Friday, 29 April 2016
On 27 April the US Government warned that it continues to receive threat reporting regarding possible terrorist attacks against various locations, including the Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Marriott hotels in Islamabad and Karachi, the Monal Restaurant in the Margalla Hills, and Kohsar Market in the F6 area of Islamabad. US officials in Islamabad and at the American Consulate in Karachi have been restricted from these areas at this time, which, in the case of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad includes the Aga Khan road immediately outside in front. In Karachi, employees are restricted from going to the Marriott and nearby locations on Abdullah Haroon Road such as the Sind Club. Australians should avoid or limit visits to these locations. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise Australians to reconsider the need to travel to Pakistan.
Further information is in the travel advice for Pakistan and our travel bulletin available at www.smartraveller.gov.au.
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Are you an Australian visiting or living in Pakistan?
If so, are you registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? It is in the interests of all Australians in Pakistan to register.
Registration allows consular staff to contact you in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Any details provided are kept confidential and only used in the event of an emergency.