Postal voting

The Johnston by-election is on Saturday, 29 February 2020.


Voting by post

Voting by post is an option for those electors that cannot vote in person. Postal ballot papers will be sent from Monday, 17 February 2020 to your nominated address. Applications can be made now.

Postal vote application - submit online

Postal vote application - print version

When will the ballot papers be sent to me?

As soon as your application is received by the Commission, it will be processed and your postal vote will be sent to your nominated address in the next available mail delivery.

What is the latest despatch of ballot material?

The mail-out of ballot material ceases at 5:00 pm on:

  • Tuesday 25 February, to forwarding addresses outside Australia.
  • Thursday 27 February, to forwarding addresses within Australia.

Therefore, your application must be received by the Commission before the above-mentioned day/time to allow for the ballot papers to reach your nominated address.

When do I complete my ballot paper/s?

In order to be admitted to the count,  postal vote ballot papers must be completed before 6:00 pm on election day and received by the Commission before 12:00 noon on Friday, 13 March.

NOTE: General postal voters are automatically sent ballot papers and are not required to lodge a new application.


Voting in person

If you prefer to vote before election day at an early voting centre you can do so at a number of convenient locations. A full list of voting centres and operating hours is available on the early voting page.