2018 Perth by-election

Updated: 18 July 2018

Saturday 28 July 2018

Early voting is now available.

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

If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and live in the electoral Division of Perth, it is compulsory to enrol and vote in the by-election.

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

You can vote at any polling place in the electoral Division of Perth on by-election day.

Polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp.

A list of polling places will be available shortly.

If you can't make it on by-election day, you may be entitled 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.

A list of polling places will be available shortly.

Overseas

There will be no overseas voting centres.

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.

Key dates (all times in AWST)
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
  1. In the polling place a polling official will ask you for your full name and address, and if you have voted before in this by-election. They will mark your name off the electoral roll.
  2. You will be given a green ballot paper for the Division of Perth in the House of Representatives. You should read the instructions on the ballot paper carefully.
  3. Complete your ballot paper. You must number every box to make your vote count.
  4. Once you have completed your ballot paper, fold it and place it in the ballot box provided.


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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