Advisory note: RSVP required for declaration of nominations event

Published 17 Sep 2020

The formal declaration of candidates nominated for the 2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election and the draw for ballot paper positions will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, 24 September.

Due to a COVID-19 venue capacity limit of approximately 100, the event will be live-streamed, and we are encouraging interested media and members of the public to utilise this option in the interest of COVID safety.

Physical attendance of the event is also available to ACT election candidates, members of the media and the public, subject to mandated COVID safety limits. RSVP required beforehand.

Where: The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre - Civic Square, London Circuit

When: 12 noon, Thursday 24 September 2020

Live stream: RSVP also required -live-streaming link to be provided directly


What occurs?

Names of the nominated candidates and, where relevant, their political party affiliations will be publicly announced first. This will be followed by a ‘double randomisation’ draw for each electorate to determine the order in which each party will appear on the ballot paper.

A further draw will then take place to determine the starting order for the Robson rotations in each column. The order resulting from this draw will be used by Elections ACT when it publishes sample ballot papers.

Under the Robson rotation system, 60 different versions of the ballot papers will be printed for each electorate.

Media contact:

02 6207 7535 | 0401 963 909