The VICE Guide to the Postal Plebiscite

Register To Vote And Get All These Nice Things

Like cheap movies, free drinks and heaps of discounts? Make sure your enrolment information is up to date and enjoy a bunch of sick deals from VICE friends.

by VICE Staff
15 August 2017, 11:31pm

Image by Ben Thomson

Last week, the government announced they would be holding a plebiscite to try and figure out what Australia thinks of marriage equality. The endless reports and statistics insisting people are largely chill with it apparently weren't enough—so now we're stuck with a big, expensive, non-compulsory postal opinion poll that can be manipulated to give the NO answer conservative politicians are hoping for.

If that wasn't bad enough, we were given less than two weeks to make sure our enrolment details were up to date. If yours aren't, you can't take part and your opinion won't be counted. As Malcolm Turnbull ironically pointed out in 1997 when arguing that postal plebiscites were bullshit: "This will particularly hurt young people, many of them students, who move more often than older people settled in families."

You'd better believe old mates aren't going to forget to check they updated their address when they moved last year—so you can't either. Having your opinion counted is already a win, but in case you needed a little more incentive we've teamed up with some of our pals to try and sweeten the deal. Below are a list of discounts and specials you can claim with proof your enrolment details are up to date.

All you need to do is go to the Australian Electoral Commission website and enrol, check or update your information, then show the below businesses a screenshot of your verified enrolment details. These deals are valid until registration closes on 24 August 2017.

We'll be updating this list over the week, so make sure you're checking in regularly. If you're a business who would like to get on board with this initiative, you can contact us here.

If you don't have a business, you can still take part in getting people to enrol by throwing a party for Equality Weekender, the nationwide enrolment drive taking place this weekend. Register your event and find more information here.

CONSUME:

BUY:

  • A free marriage equality Love Is Love t-shirt from Gorman.
  • 30% off at volley.com.au when you use the promo code LOVEISLOVE.
  • 20% off new season items at Alpha 60. This offer only applies to one per customer.
  • 20% on full price items in store at General Pants.
  • 20% off your purchase at Suku Home.
  • 20% off your purchase at OATS when you email a screenshot of your enrolment confirmation.
  • 20% off your purchase at One Honey Boutique when you use the discount code LOVEISLOVE.
  • 20% off your purchase at Urge Records when you email a screenshot of your enrolment confirmation.
  • 20% off your purchase at Wandering Merchants.
  • 15% off your purchase at Kloke.
  • 15% off full priced items at Hemley Store.
  • 15% off your purchase at Nikki Darling when you use the discount code YESTOTHISMESS.
  • 15% off all stall fees at the Evelyn Market. Just attach your screenshot when you book via email.
  • 15% off at Sleeping with Jacques when you use the discount code LOVEISLOVE.
  • 15% off your purchase at Shifting Worlds and online with the discount code LOVEISLOVE.
  • 10% off your purchase at Coco Store.
  • 10% off your purchase at Takeawei when you use the discount code LOVE.
  • 10% off your purchase at Memo Bottle when you use the discount code LOVEWINS.
  • 10% off your purchase at Grub Street Bookshop.
  • 2 for 1 mini succulents at Pepe's Garden.
  • $10 off a pair of Sluggers when you use the discount code ENROL410.
  • Show your enrolment confirmation to go in the draw to win one of five t-shirt and vinyl packages from Music Farmers.
  • Show your enrolment confirmation to go in the draw to win a Samsung Fino 70 35mm Camera plus 2 rolls of Kodak Tri-X Black and White Film from Rewind Photo Lab.

DO:

PARTY:

  • Find an Equality Weekender event happening near you here.