Electoral Commission of Queensland

Apparent Failure to Vote Notice

If you don't vote at a council or state government election, you may receive an Apparent Failure to Vote Notice. It gives you an opportunity to:

  • explain why you didn't cast your ballot, or provide details to show you voted;
  • pay a non-voter fine at a reduced rate.

Please note, the fine increases if you do not complete one of these two options in the specified time.

You are welcome to phone ECQ on 1300 881 665 with any questions.