- Photo showing same-sex marriage postal vote exposed with light posted online
- Image was shared by a concerned voter who saw the photo pop up on Facebook
- Voting in the same-sex marriage postal vote will close on November 7
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been contacted for comment
A photo claiming to show how the supposedly secret same-sex marriage postal vote can be seen through the envelope has created controversy online.
The image appears to show a gay marriage vote form with the ‘no’ box ticked being illuminated through the envelope with a torch.
The photo began circulating on social media after a concerned voter saw the image pop up on his Facebook news feed.
A concerned voter posted an image of the see-through envelope on Reddit after seeing it pop up on his Facebook news feed
He said he will still be voting ‘yes’ even if his vote won’t be ‘counted now after this stuff up’
‘So we wasted $122 million on a survey where a torch can reveal the answer through the reply envelope it came with.’
The person who posted the photo said they would ‘be voting yes… if it will even be counted now after this stuff up’.
Online discussion centred on speculation that people could use torches to tamper with the vote, potentially corrupting the process.
An Australia Post spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia they are ‘confident in [their] capability to deliver the postal survey’.
‘It is a criminal offence to tamper with mail, and Australia Post has strong security measures in place throughout our national network.
‘We have undertaken a thorough review ahead of delivering the survey and will have additional security measures in place during the process.
Voting in the same-sex marriage postal vote runs until November, with the vote set to determine if Australia legalises gay marriage
‘We are also working closely with the authorities to maintain the integrity of the mail network.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Australian Bureau of Statistics for comment.
Voting in the same-sex marriage postal vote runs until November 7, with the vote set to determine if Australia becomes the 25th country to legalise gay marriage.