Prior to election day

Early voting

Early voting starts prior to election day and usually continues until 6pm on the Friday before election day.

Postal voting

Postal vote printing and mailing commences after nominations close. Voting must be completed by 6pm on election day.

Early voting

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Mobile voting

Mobile voting

If declared institution visits are undertaken, these usually start 11 days before election day.

Remote area mobile voting

Remote area mobile voting usually starts 2 weeks before election day.

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On election day

Voting

Voting starts at 8am and continues up until 6pm.

Ballot box

Steps

Counting votes

Counting

At 6pm on election night, the preliminary count of all available votes begins.

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After election day

Official count

This is the official count and can take up to 10 days after election day, following the deadline for the return of postal votes.

The official count also includes the scrutiny of declaration votes, and allocation of preferences.

Official count

Counting

Steps

Election declared

Election results declared