The 2016 Federal Election – Ways to Vote

Australia is one of the few countries to have compulsory voting. As a democracy, we elect representatives to make decisions on our behalf. It is important that all Australians vote to indicate their most preferred candidate.

The election is being held on Saturday 2 July. If you are unable to vote on Election Day, you can vote early or apply for a postal vote. Early voting has already commenced at pre-polling outlets across Australia. For locations of early and on-the-day polling places, you can visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website and enter your postcode.

The AEC has information and services available to support voters with disability.

Information about voting is available in a number of different languages, and there is a telephone interpreter service in over 16 languages. There are also easy English guides on how to vote and where to vote. Click here for these resources.

There have also been some changes in how to vote for the Senate. For more information about these changes and how to vote, click here.

For further information about voting, you can call the AEC public enquiries line 13 23 26 (open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week). You can also use the online enquiry form or visit your local AEC office.

 

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