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Three-quarters of Australians vote in same-sex marriage poll so far
October 24, 2017 / 4:14 AM / a month ago

Three-quarters of Australians vote in same-sex marriage poll so far

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nearly 12 million Australians, or 74.5 percent of eligible voters, have voted so far in a postal ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, the Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

A pedestrian walks near a poster attached to a light pole supporting a 'Yes' vote in a non-binding poll, conducted by post, to inform the government on whether voters want Australia to become the 25th nation to permit same-sex marriage, in the Sydney suburb of Newtown in Australia, October 4, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray

The poll, which began last month, is non-binding, but the government has said it will put a proposal to parliament to make Australia the 25th nation to permit same-sex marriage, if a majority of voters are in favour of it.

The postal survey closes on Nov 7.

Reporting by Sonali Paul; Editing by Neil Fullick

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