Rights and responsibilities

Your right to vote

It is compulsory for all citizens over the age of 18 to vote in federal and state government elections.

Voting is voluntary in local government elections, which are held every four years.

Federal elections are held every three years, while the state government has four-year terms.

Information about your rights and obligations to vote in:

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