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Celebs join Aussie voting campaign

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Ruby Rose

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Celebrities such as Dave Hughes and Ruby Rose have joined an Australian electoral campaign.

The Australian Electoral Commission has enlisted some of the country's most famous stars in order to encourage young people to enrol to vote.

The campaign follows the Commission's discovery that there are 1.4 million people still not on the electoral roll ahead of this year's federal election.

According to AAP, comedian Hughes and TV presenter Rose are joined by swimmer Eamon Sullivan, Neighbours star Matthew Werkmeister, model Tahnee Atkinson and footballer Tom Scully on the campaign.

Hughes said: "Nothing gets me going more than people whinging about governments or politicians when they won't even vote.

"If you want to have a say, do something about it and get on the roll because your vote is worth just as much as [businessman] James Packer's or Nicole Kidman's."

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