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Australian Elections

Australian Elections

For current information on Australian elections, enrolment procedures and voting whilst overseas, visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone (+61 2 6273 8606).


Western Australia State Election - 11 March 2017

The Western Australia state election will be held on Saturday 11 March 2017. If you are overseas and would like to vote, you can do so by postal vote or in-person at some locations.

For full information on the election, including details on enrolment and pre-poll voting options visit the Western Australia Electoral Commission website

To check whether you are enrolled to vote visit the online enrolment tool at by clicking here.

Postal Voting

You can apply for a postal vote until 6pm Wednesday 8 March.  Please note that postal vote applications for overseas electors should be submitted early to ensure ballot papers are received on time. 

To be included in the count of votes, completed ballot papers must be postmarked on or before 6pm local time on Saturday 11 March and reach the Western Australian Electoral Commission no later than 9am Thursday 16 March. Please place appropriate postage on the return envelope and mark it as airmail.

To apply for a postal vote (online or hard copy) visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website at www.elections.wa.gov.au or telephone +61 8 9214 0400.

In-person early voting

You can vote in-person by attending an early vote issuing office. For further information on in-person voting, including a list of early vote issuing offices overseas, visit www.elections.wa.gov.au/vote/election-day.

The Embassy of Australia in Washington DC will be providing in-person early voting services. Dates and times will be posted here when the ballot papers have been received in Washington.

Please note that early voting services will NOT be available on Saturday 11 March, as the polls will have already closed in Western Australia.


The WAEC offers the iVote system for individuals who require additional assistance lodging their vote. For further information please visit www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote.