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Australian elections

For up-to-date information on Australian elections, enrolment and voting while overseas, visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or by calling +61 2 6160 2600 or +61 2 6113 4777 (charges may apply).
 

Victorian State Election - 24 November 2018

The Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. For full information on the election - including details on enrolment and voting while overseas - visit the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website or call the VEC on +61 3 8620 1100 (charges apply).

To check whether you are enrolled to vote, visit the VEC website.

It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Victoria during the voting period. If you will be overseas on election day and unable to vote, you can advise the VEC by completing a Traveller Notification Form.

If you will be overseas at the time of the election and would like to vote, you can do so by post or in person at some locations. In the United States, in-person voting will be available at the Embassy and the Australian Consulates-General in Los Angeles and New York. Further information, can be found below.
 

Postal Voting

You can apply online for a postal vote from Wednesday 31 October until 6pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 21 November.

Apply early to ensure that your ballot pack is received in time. To be included in the count of votes, your completed postal vote must be postmarked on or before 6pm (AEDT) on Saturday 24 November and reach the VEC no later than 6pm (AEDT) on Friday 30 November.

Ballot packs can be posted to an overseas address free of charge, but you are responsible for return postage.
 

In-person early voting - WASHINGTON

The Embassy of Australia in Washington DC will be providing in-person early voting services from now until Wednesday 21 November. During this period, voting will be available between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note that in-person voting will conclude at 1.30pm on Wednesday 21 November and will NOT be available in Washington on Thursday 22 November or Friday 23 November, as the Embassy will be closed for Thanksgiving. In-person voting will also NOT be available on Saturday 24 November, as the polls will have already closed in Victoria.
 

In-person early voting - LOS ANGELES

The Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles will be providing in-person early voting services from now until Wednesday 21 November. During this period, voting will be available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note that in-person voting will conclude at 1pm on Wednesday 21 November and will NOT be available in Los Angeles on Thursday 22 November or Friday 23 November, as the Consulate-General will be closed for Thanksgiving. In-person voting will also NOT be available on Saturday 24 November, as the polls will have already closed in Victoria.
 

In-person early voting - NEW YORK

The Australian Consulate-General in New York will be providing in-person early voting services from now until Wednesday 21 November. During this period, voting will be available between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Due to building security requirements, please create an appointment to vote here.

Please note that in-person voting will conclude at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21 November and will NOT be available in New York on Thursday 22 November or Friday 23 November, as the Consulate-General will be closed for Thanksgiving. In-person voting will also NOT be available on Saturday 24 November, as the polls will have already closed in Victoria.