New Data Reveals Defiant Same-Sex Marriage Vote Results
The "yes" campaign has something to celebrate this morning with new statistics showing that they're millions of votes ahead in the same-sex marriage survey.
According to the latest Newspoll results published in The Australian, a whopping 59 per cent of participants have voted "yes", with the "no" vote sitting at 38 per cent.
The data comes hot on the heels of an announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, revealing that almost 11 million Australians - or about 67.5 per cent of eligible voters - have returned their ballot to date.
Anyone who has yet to vote is urged to do so before October 27 to ensure that it arrives in time for the November 7 cut-off.
"We'd like to ensure we have the highest participation rate possible for this voluntary survey," ABS deputy Australian statistician and taskforce lead Jonathan Palmer said.
"We strongly recommend that you post back your completed forms straight away and certainly no later than 27 October to make sure you have your say.
"If you haven't received your form, or it has been lost or damaged, only days remain for you to request a replacement form and have any previous form invalidated.
"Get a new form via the ABS website, visit a capital city or regional pick-up location or call the Information Line on 1800 572 113."