This question might not be uppermost on your mind if stranded on an island, but I’m always harping on about ‘however’ as it’s the most common punctuation error I come across. Which of these three sentences is punctuated correctly?

1. Tasmania’s electoral division boundaries have changed since you last voted, however voting is still compulsory, even if you will be overseas.

2. Tasmania’s electoral division boundaries have changed since you last voted. However, voting is still compulsory, even if you will be overseas.

3. Tasmania’s electoral division boundaries have changed since you last voted. However voting is still compulsory, even if you will be overseas.

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Answer: No. 2 is correct. (You could use a semicolon instead of the full stop.)