Timetable

The election timetable is below and is also available as a PDF file.

Date Time  
Thursday 7 March Nominations open
Wednesday 13 March 5:00 pm Electoral roll closes
Friday 15 March 12:00 noon Nominations close
1:00 pm Declaration of nominations, draw for position on ballot papers
  Postal vote mail-out commences
Monday 18 March 8:00 am Early voting commences
Sunday 24 March 6:00 pm Overseas postal voting despatches cease
Monday 25 March 9:00 am Mobile voting commences
Tuesday 26 March 6:00 pm All postal voting despatches cease
Wednesday 27 March 5:00 pm Early voting ceases
Thursday 28 March Election day
8:00 am Election day voting commences
4:30 pm Election day voting ceases
  Mobile voting ceases
Primary counts of ordinary, postal and early votes commence
  Primary counts of postal, mobile and early votes commence
Friday 29 March 9:00 am Declaration vote verification checks, commence recheck of all counts
  Primary counts of accepted declaration votes, further postal counts
Wednesday 3 April 12:00 noon Deadline for receipt of postal votes
  Final counts of postal votes commence
  Distribution of preferences
1:00 pm Declaration of the election result