How do I vote?
Voting in your electorate:
- Polling places are open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Polling Day.
- When you approach the polling place, supporters will usually be handing out 'How to Vote' cards for their candidates. These cards show the candidate's suggested preferences that support their interests.
- The issuing officer will ask you for your full name, if you have voted before in this election and confirm your electoral district.
- They will look up your name on the electoral roll.
- The electoral roll will be marked to ensure that you only vote once.
- At a State election, you will be issued with two ballot papers - one for your Legislative Assembly district and one for your Legislative Council region. At a by-election, you will be issued with a single ballot paper for the district in which the vacancy exists.
- When you cast your vote:
- proceed alone to a vacant voting screen
- read the instructions printed on the ballot papers
- fill in the ballot papers
- fold the ballot papers to conceal the vote
- put each ballot paper separately in the appropriate ballot box.
If your name is not on the electoral roll but you believe it should be, you will be issued with a declaration vote.
If you are unable to or have difficulty writing or you do not understand the process, ask the Polling Place Manager for assistance.