Mathias Cormann says government is open to fast-tracking a bill that would apply normal electoral laws to the vote

The Turnbull government has offered to team up with Labor and the Greens to pass legislation to apply normal electoral laws to the marriage equality postal survey.

The fix is designed to address concerns that because the survey is technically a statistics gathering exercise run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics electoral laws banning misleading information, fraud, bribery and intimidation will not apply.

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