Australian Electoral Commission

By-election day is Saturday 19 September 2015

Voting for the Canning by-election is not yet open. On by-election day polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp.

The by-election is only for voters enrolled in the electoral Division of Canning in Western Australia.

Voting for the Canning by-election is not yet open.

You can vote at any polling place in the electoral Division of Canning on by-election day. Polling places will not be available outside Canning on by-election day.

The location of polling places will be available later in the election period.

Early voting for the Canning by-election will open on 1 September.

Polling places will not be open outside of the electoral Division of Canning on by-election day. If you can't make it to a polling place in the Division of Canning on by-election day, you could be eligible to vote early.

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 will be overseas on by-election day and will be unable to vote, you should complete an overseas notification form.

Who you choose to 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.

Candidates in ballot paper order:

  1. Vimal Kumar Sharma, Palmer United Party
  2. Connor Whittle, Liberal Democrats
  3. Michelle Allen, Pirate Party
  4. Greg Smith, Australian Defence Veterans Party
  5. Katrina Love, Animal Justice Party
  6. Andrew Hastie, Liberal
  7. Teresa Van Lieshout, Independent
  8. Matt Keogh, Australian Labor Party
  9. Vanessa Rauland, The Greens (WA)
  10. Jim McCourt, Family First Party
  11. Jamie Van Burgel, Australian Christians
  12. Angela Smith, Sustainable Population Party

More information

The electoral roll for the 2015 Canning by-election is now closed. Voters enrolled in the Division of Canning in Western Australia are required to vote in this election.

Not sure if you are enrolled? Check your enrolment details online.