Monday, September 24, 2007

Fined for Not Voting

Oh dear. I've been fined $280 for not voting in a state election. Evidentally, when I moved house, and they kept mailing the wrong address with warning notices, this escalated things.

They apparently took me to court.

The first I hear about it is a letter to renew my driver's licence sent to me; which has stamped on it the words "Criminal Law Sentencing Act", and "Magistrates Court".

That's somewhat frightening.

I rather thought no one actually bothered to enforce fines like that. I'm lucky, because the wonderful person at the Magistrates Court Fines unit / call centre was quick, helpful, and ever so friendly.

Lets just see if I can't get the same response from the people who are fining me...

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