Going overseas?

Updated 25 Jul 2020

Going overseasGoing overseas during the election?

Voting early

Voting is available to all ACT electors from 28 September through to 17 October 2020.

All ACT electors, including those heading overseas during the voting period, may cast a vote at any voting centre across Canberra.

An increased number of voting centres will be open every day of the voting period across the ACT from 28 September through to 16 October 2020.

These voting locations will be open:

Saturday through Thursday - 9 am to 5 pm

Fridays - 9 am to 8 pm 

These same locations will be open on the final day of the voting period, 17 October 2020, along with additional single day locations spread out across the ACT.

The locations of polling places during the full voting period will be publicised on this website and through an information campaign closer to the voting period.

I am heading overseas after 28 September

For electors in the ACT at any point during the voting period 28 September through to 17 October 2020, Elections ACT recommends visiting a voting centre to cast a vote.

I am already overseas

A postal vote may be requested for electors heading overseas. However, due to the time required for the postal vote to be sent to an international location, completed on or before 17 October 2020 and returned to Elections ACT by the cut off date for the return of postal votes, Friday 23 October 2020, a postal vote is not the recommended voting service for electors overseas.

For electors in the ACT at any point during the voting period 28 September to 17 October 2020, Elections ACT recommends visiting a voting centre to cast their vote.

For electors in an overseas location prior to and during the voting period, an online electronic voting service will be made available. To be eligible to use the overseas e-voting service, electors must be in an overseas location at the time of voting.

The overseas e-voting service will be operational only during the voting period 9 am 28 September to 6 pm 17 October 2020 (AEDT).

A link to the overseas e-voting service will be made available on this webpage during the voting period.