Postal voting

Updated 3 Aug 2020

2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election

Apply for a postal vote

You can apply for a postal vote if:

  • You are unable to vote at an ACT polling place or an early voting centre; and/or
  • You are registered as an elector with a supressed address.

You can apply for a postal vote for the 2020 ACT election in two ways:

Postal vote applications can be made either for yourself or on behalf of someone else (as long as that person has authorised you to do so and the person is eligible to apply for a postal vote).

It is important to apply as early as you can to ensure your ballot papers are able to reach you in time.

Please note, the earliest Elections ACT is able to send your ballot papers for the ACT Legislative Assembly election is 28 September 2020. If you apply before this date, your application will be held, ready to go, with ballot papers sent to your nominated address on 28 September 2020.

For a delivery address within Australia your application must be received by Elections ACT no later than 5 pm on Thursday 15 October 2020. However, Elections ACT cannot guarantee that you will receive your postal ballot papers if you leave it until this cut-off to apply.

If ballot papers are to be posted overseas your application must be received by Elections ACT no later than 5 pm Canberra time on Friday 9 October 2020. Elections ACT cannot guarantee that you will receive your postal ballot papers as there are significant delays with international postal services due to the impact of COVID-19.

To be counted, your completed postal vote must be postmarked on or before 17 October 2020 and must reach Elections ACT by Friday 23 October 2020.

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