Same-sex marriage postal survey: Key dates – October 2017

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Date

Event

17 August

High Court directions hearing

24 August 24

— the final day to register with the AEC if you want to take part in the survey

 

5 and 6 September

High Court to heard challenge to the Federal Government's same-sex marriage postal ballot

12 September

ABS survey forms start being sent out

 

27 October

ABS forms are strongly encouraged to be returned by this date

 

November 7

Final deadline to return surveys

 

November 15

Results are released

 

ABS estimate of Australian Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

 

 

10 October 2017

ABS releases weekly estimate of Australian Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released the second weekly estimate of the number of survey forms received for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

 

As of Friday, 6 October 2017, the ABS estimates it has received 10.0 million (62.5 per cent) survey forms – an increase of 0.8 million forms since the previous week.

 

This estimate is indicative only as it is based on the bulk containers of returned forms and not a count of individual or processed forms. It does not include forms that have been posted but not yet delivered by Australia Post to the ABS.

 

Weekly updates will be provided until the survey closes on 7 November 2017. Final participation figures will be available when all processing is completed and survey results are released on 15 November 2017.

3 October 2017

ABS releases first weekly estimate of Australian Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is pleased to release the first of its weekly estimates of the number of survey forms received for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

As of Friday, 29 September 2017, the ABS estimates it has received 9.2 million (57.5 per cent) survey forms.

This estimate is indicative only as it is based on the bulk containers of returned forms and not a count of individual or processed forms. It does not include forms that have been posted but not yet delivered by Australia Post to the ABS.

ABS Deputy Statistician and Taskforce Lead, Jonathan Palmer, said weekly updates will be provided until the survey closes on 7 November 2017. Final participation figures will be available when all processing is completed and survey results are released on 15 November 2017.

Mr Palmer said:

"We hope that this update will serve as a reminder to those who have not submitted their form to do so promptly if they wish to have their say.

 

 

 

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