I received a funny letter last week. It came from the Division of Batman.
Melbourne is a metropolitan area, which means it is a region with a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, which share industry, infrastructure, and housing. I live in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne. Then, I live in the City of Darebin, a local government area that contains 11 suburbs. I also live in the Division of Batman, which is an electoral division. It takes its name from John Batman, one of the founders of the city of Melbourne
On to the letter. It reads:
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has no record that you are enrolled for the address below:
If this is your permanent address you need to enrol online today at www.aec.gov.au. This will ensure you are correctly enrolled to vote.
It goes on a bit more, but that’s the gist of it.
Interesting, huh? I recently got my Victoria driver’s license and I’m guessing that’s where the AEC got my information, but you’d think they would check on my citizenship status before sending the letter.
By the way, I’d rather live in the Division of Wonder Woman.