I guess we must have registered or enrolled or something sometime last year when we were still a bit dazed from the Big Move, and promptly forgot about it.
Looks like we'll have to pay a little attention to politics after all :-)
(except voting isn't compulsory over here, which seems strange coming from Australia. Also, the election is on Thursday - now, polling stations are open until late (ours until 10pm, apparently), but there must be a lot of people for whom this timing is inconvenient or impossible (hence the rise in postal voting, I guess). Australian elections are generally held on Saturdays, and this seems to work well for most ... )