Postal vote applications for the 2019 federal election are now closed.
If you have submitted your application for a postal vote, the AEC will send your ballot paper to the postal address you have provided.
Postal vote packs are sent using Australia Post’s Priority Delivery Service. The estimated date of delivery for your postal vote pack is based on the maximum delivery time to your location, based on Australia Post’s ‘Priority Delivery’ standard-services timetable.
Please note that once postal vote packs are lodged with Australia Post, the AEC has no capacity to monitor the progress of their delivery.
Ballot papers must be completed and witnessed on or before election day Saturday 18 May 2019 , and posted back to the AEC as soon as possible.
You only have 13 days after the federal election for your ballot papers to be received by the AEC.
In accordance with s.193 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, an authorised witness for postal voting may be:
If you are unable to find one of these people, please see the information in your postal voting guide for further instructions.
A person who is a candidate for the 2019 federal election cannot be an authorised witness.
If you are a registered general postal voter, you will automatically receive a postal vote pack in the mail.
If you are registered as a silent elector, and you are not a general postal voter, you can vote in person at an early voting centre or on election day.