11 NOVEMBRE 2021
HOW TO VOTE
Voters who had the requisites to be registered in the electoral roll upon their request are receiving the electoral envelope in these days at their addresses.
Please make sure to return the pre-stamped addressed envelope by post to the Consulate as soon as possible, ENSURING THAT IT IS DELIVERED BY MIDNIGHT ON 3 DECEMBER 2021 (deadline for the Consulate to receive the ballot papers).
This year there will be elections for the renewal of the Committees for Italians Abroad (Com.It.Es).
The Com.It.Es are representative bodies of the Italian community and work for the integration of the Italian community residing in the foreign country in which they are located. The Com.It.Es. carry out various support activities for their compatriots: they can offer information on finding a home, on the pension system or on how to enrol children in schools; they can also organize seminars, meetings and conferences, language courses, training and professional refresher courses, cultural initiatives to promote Italian culture and exchange, recreational or sporting.
The elections for the renewal of Com.It.Es. will be held by the end of 2021 (article 14, paragraph 3, of decree-law no.162 of 30 December 2019, converted into law no.118 of 28 February 2020).
Italian citizens over the age of 18 registered with AIRE (register of Italians residing abroad) and living in the consular district from a date prior to June 3, 2021 will be able to participate in this important electoral appointment. The elections are held by correspondence: the consulate will send the electoral envelope by post to the voters who by 3 November have asked their consulate of reference to be registered in the electoral list for the elections of the Com.It.Es.
It is now possible to register in the electoral roll of your Consulate through the Fast It consular services portal, available at this link: https://serviziconsolarionline.esteri.it/ScoFE/index.sco .
The registration service in the electoral roll can be reached by selecting the item “Consular registry and AIRE”, and then “Application for registration in the electoral roll for the elections of the COMITES”. The procedure on Fast It will be entirely guided and completely digital, guaranteeing speed and safety.
If you do not want to use the Fast-It consular services portal, you can use the form for registration in the electoral list for the elections of Com.It.Es available at the consular desk and at this link (CLICK HERE).
The paper form must arrive at the Consulate in one of the following ways:
– by delivering it in person on the days and times that will be established by the Consulate;
– by sending it by post (address Level 8, 199 George Street) together with a photocopy of your ID;
To stay informed about the reality of Com.It.Es, visit the website of the Consulate of Italy in Brisbane, the Farnesina website (www.esteri.it) and follow the social channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.