2018 Longman by-election

Updated: 28 July 2018

Saturday 28 July 2018

Key dates (all times in AEST)
Close of rolls 8pm local time Friday 22 June 2018
Close of nominations 12 midday Thursday 5 July 2018
Declaration of nominations 12 midday Friday 6 July 2018
Start of early voting Tuesday 10 July 2018
Postal voting application deadline 6pm Wednesday 25 July 2018
By-election day Saturday 28 July 2018
Return of writs on or before Sunday 23 September 2018

Who you vote for is your decision. Outside the polling place, candidate representatives may offer to give you how-to-vote cards, suggesting you vote in a particular way. You do not have to accept or follow how-to-vote cards.


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.

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