Timetable

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The Territory Election is on Saturday, 22 August 2020.


The election timetable is determined by the Electoral Act 2004 which specifies:

  • Issue of writ: Twenty-four days before election day
  • Close of electoral roll: One day after the issue of the writ
  • Close of nominations: Seven days after the issue of the writ at 12:00 noon
  • Election day: Fourth Saturday in August every four years

PDF document iconElection timetable

Day no.DateTime 
1Thursday, 30 July 2020 Issue of the writ / nominations open
2Friday, 31 July 20205:00 pmElectoral roll closes

8

Thursday, 6 August 2020

12:00 noon
Nominations close
TBC Declaration of nominations and draw for position on ballot paper/s
12Monday, 10 August 2020TBCEarly, mobile and postal voting commences
20
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
5:00 pmPostal mail-out ceases to overseas addresses
22
Thursday, 20 August 2020
5:00 pmPostal mail-out ceases to Australian addresses
23Friday, 21 August 20206:00 pmEarly voting ceases
24
Saturday, 22 August 2020
8:00 am to 6:00 pmElection Day
37
Friday, 4 September 2020
12:00 noonDeadline for receipt of postal votes
40
Monday, 7 September 2020
TBC
Declaration of election results
 
TBC
TBCReturn of the writ