Polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp.
The by-election is for voters enrolled in the electoral Division of Batman in Victoria.
If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and live in the electoral Division of Batman, it is compulsory to enrol and vote in the by-election.
Not sure if you are enrolled? Check your enrolment details online.
The electoral roll for the Batman by-election is now closed.
You can vote at any polling place in the electoral Division of Batman on by-election day.
A list of polling places will be available shortly.
Voting is compulsory. If you do not vote and do not have a valid reason for failing to vote, you will be fined.
If you can't make it on election day, you may be entitled to vote early.
A list of early voting centres will be available shortly.
Participation in the Batman by-election overseas will only be available via postal voting. There will be no overseas voting centres.
Who you vote for is your decision. Outside the polling place, candidate representatives may give you how-to-vote cards, suggesting you vote in a particular way. You do not have to follow how-to-vote cards.
A media release has been issued listing the candidates. Candidate details will be published here shortly.
|Issue of writ||Wednesday 07 February 2018|
|Close of rolls||8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018|
|Close of nominations||12 Midday AEDT Thursday 22 February 2018|
|Declaration of nominations||12 Midday AEDT Friday 23 February 2018|
|Start of early voting||Tuesday 27 February 2018|
|By-election day||Saturday 17 March 2018|
|Return of writs||on or before Friday 18 May 2018|
Information is available in other languages for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens aged 18 years and over. If you don’t vote, you may be prosecuted. If you vote more than once it is a criminal offence.