Please turn the letter over and choose the relevant option, sign and post the letter back, or pay the fine as indicated.
Do you believe you have a valid and sufficient reason for not voting?Yes
If you believe you have a valid and sufficient reason for failing to vote, you can call the TEC on 1800 801 701No
If you did not have a valid and sufficient reason for failing to vote, you will have to pay the penalty on the infringement notice to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service (MPES).
It is an offence to fail to vote at a Tasmanian parliamentary election without a valid and sufficient reason. The TEC sends 2 letters to the last known postal address of a person who has not voted. Most people who receive an infringement notice from MPES for failing to vote have not answered either of those letters.
Less commonly an infringement notice will be issued because the reason given for failing to vote was determined not to be valid and sufficient and the penalty has not been paid.