Australian Embassy
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Elections and Overseas Voting

2018 Victorian State Election


The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian Embassy in The Hague will offer early voting services from 09:00 until 13:00, Monday 12 November to Friday 23 November 2018.  The Embassy will be closed on Election Day.

All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day.

 

By Post

From Wednesday 31 October you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via Victorian Electoral Commission website

  1. Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you
  2. Print and complete the ballot paper
  3. Post the ballot paper to Australia using the envelope provided

    Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count
     

In Person

In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian Embassy in The Hague only.

Dates: Monday 12 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)

Time:  09:00 until 13:00

Note: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person visit the embassy from Wednesday 14 November. We expect VEC ballot papers will have arrived by this date. 


Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

 

 

Elections and voting abroad

 

Overseas for a short period of time?

If you are overseas for a short period of time and plan to return to your address in Australia you may still vote by:

  • if you are already enrolled, submitting a completed “Overseas notification form”
  • if you are not enrolled, submitting a completed “Enrol to vote for federal elections from outside Australia” form.

The forms are available on the AEC website at http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/overseas/index.htm.

Living or working overseas?

If you are overseas and are intending to return to Australia within six years you can register as an overseas elector.

  • If you are already enrolled, you can apply to be an overseas elector up to three months before, or within three years after, you leave Australia by submitting a completed “Registration as an overseas elector” form.
  • If you are not enrolled, and have been overseas for less than three years, you may still be eligible to enrol if you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and intend to return to Australia within six years by submitting a completed “Enrol to vote for federal elections from outside Australia” form.
  • The forms are available on the AEC website at http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/overseas/index.htm.

Moved overseas indefinitely?

Please visit the AEC website for more information at http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/overseas/index.htm.

 

Any other questions? Please visit the AEC and ABS website at: www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/overseas and http://www.abs.gov.au/.

 

General Information

The latest information regarding upcoming Australian elections and registration requirements whilst overseas may be found on the Australian Electoral Commission website.