Record number of Australians on roll for same-sex marriage postal survey, suggesting deadline has sparked surge in youth enrolment

Some 90,000 Australians have been added to the electoral roll since the same-sex marriage postal survey was called, the Australian Electoral Commission says.

In figures released on Friday, after the rolls closed at midnight, the AEC revealed it had processed 765,000 enrolment transactions since 8 August, of which 90,000 were new enrolments and the rest were updates to details.

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