Enrol now for the 2017 Bennelong by-election

Updated: 13 November 2017

The by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Warwick Austin said people living in the Division of Bennelong must act now to ensure they are correctly enrolled.

“All Australian citizens aged 18 years and over living in the Division of Bennelong are required by law to enrol and vote in the by-election on Saturday 16 December 2017,” Mr Austin said.

You can enrol online or, if you’re already enrolled but have moved recently, you can update your enrolment details online. Alternatively, you can pick up an enrolment form at any AEC office.

“Bennelong electors who won’t be able to make it to a polling place on by-election day may be eligible to cast an early vote from Tuesday 28 November, either in person or via post,” Mr Austin said.

“Postal vote applications can be submitted now.”

People who are unsure if they are living in the Division of Bennelong or if their enrolment details are up to date can check online, or call 13 23 26.

The AEC must have received your completed enrolment form before 8pm AEDT on Monday 20 November or you won’t be able to vote in the Bennelong by-election.

Seventeen year-old Australians who live in Bennelong and turn eighteen on or before Saturday 16 December 2017 can enrol now and vote in the Bennelong by-election.

Editor’s notes

Key dates

Key dates (all times in AEDT)
Issue of writ Monday 13 November 2017
Close of rolls 8pm Monday 20 November 2017
Close of nominations Midday Thursday 23 November 2017
Declaration of nominations Midday Friday 24 November 2017
Start of early voting Tuesday 28 November 2017
By-election day Saturday 16 December 2017
Return of writs On or before Wednesday 21 February 2018