Prior to election day

Early voting

Early voting starts 2 weeks before polling day and continues up until 6 pm on the Friday before polling day.

Postal voting

Postal votes commence after nominations close and must be completed by 6 pm on polling day.

Early voting

Steps

Mobile voting

Mobile voting

Declared institution visits start 11 days before polling day and continue up until 6 pm on polling day.

Remote area voting

Remote area mobile voting starts 2 weeks before polling day and continue until 6 pm on polling day.

Steps

On election day

Voting

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

Ballot box

Steps

Counting votes

Counting

At 6 pm on election night, the preliminary count of polling day votes, postal votes and early voting starts.

Steps

After election day

Official count

This is the official count and can take up to 10 days after polling day to receive postal votes.

The official count process includes the return of postal votes, scrutiny of declaration votes, and allocation of preferences.

Official count

Counting

Steps

Election declared

Election results declared