2017 ATSIEB election - postal voting

Updated 17 May 2017

Postal Vote Apply for a postal vote

Am I entitled to apply for a postal vote?

You are entitled to apply for a postal vote if you are, or the person you are applying on behalf of, is:

  • an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • on, or entitled to be on, the ACT electoral roll.

You must also expect to be unable to attend a polling place.

You are entitled to be on the ACT electoral roll if you are:

  • an Australian citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older; and
  • have lived at your ACT address for at least one month.

How do I apply for a postal vote?

If you wish to vote by post you can:

Elections ACT
PO Box 272
Civic Square ACT 2608

or hand deliver to:

Ground floor, North Building
180 London Circuit, Civic Square, Canberra City

or scan and email to elections@act.gov.au

When does my application have to be in by?

If ballot papers are to be posted to an address in Australia, your application must be received by Elections ACT by 5pm on Thursday 6 July 2017.

If ballot papers are to be posted overseas, the application must be received by Elections ACT by 5pm on Friday 23 June 2017.

When will I get my ballot papers?

Postal voting ballot papers cannot be sent until the names of the candidates are known and the ballot papers have been printed.  The earliest date that postal ballot papers will sent is Friday 2 June 2017.  If your application for a postal vote is received after 2 June and before the cutoff date listed above, then ballot papers will be sent to you on the day your application is received.

For postal votes to be included in the count, they must be received by the ACT Electoral Commission by 5pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

For further information