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Legislative Council
Elections 2018

Ways to Vote at the 2018 Legislative Council Elections

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission provides a number of services to help you have your say in the Hobart and Prosser Legislative Council elections.








Polling Day

Vote in person from 8am to 6pm Saturday 5 May 2018 at a polling place near you.

The TEC's electronic roll means you can vote at any polling place in Tasmania.

Find your nearest polling place here or the ElectionsTas smartphone app, or check your newspaper on polling day.


Polling Places   

Unable to Vote on Polling Day?

The TEC has a number of services to help you have your say at Tasmanian elections:


Pre-poll voting

Pre-poll voting is closed.

In Tasmania

+ can't vote on polling day

Interstate

Overseas

 

How -

  1. You attend a pre-poll centre
  2. You declare you are unable to attend a polling place on polling day
  3. You record your vote + place it in the ballot box

When -

Pre-poll centres will be open in 3 Tasmanian locations.

Pre-poll voting centres in Hobart and Sorell will be open from Monday 16 April until Friday 4 May. Closed Anzac Day public holiday Wednesday 25 April.

A Pre-poll voting centre in Swansea will be open on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May.

Please check the list of locations below for further details on opening hours.

Interstate pre-poll locations will be open from Tuesday 17 April. Voting services will be available during their normal business hours until their close of business on Friday 4 May. See below for details.





Postal vote

Postal Vote applications have now closed.

In Tasmania

Interstate

Overseas

 very slow

How:

  1. You apply for a postal vote
  2. We check your enrolment + send you a ballot pack
  3. You record your vote + post it back

When:

Returning your Vote -

You must record your vote before 6pm on polling day, Saturday 5 May

We can receive postal ballot papers until 10am Tuesday 15 May.





Express vote

Express Vote applications have now closed.

In Tasmania

Unless isolated

Interstate

Overseas

How:

  1. You apply for an express vote
  2. We check your eligibility + email or fax a ballot pack to you
  3. You print your ballot paper
  4. You record your vote, sign a declaration + email or fax back

When:

Returning your Vote -

You must return your express vote before 6pm on polling day, Saturday 5 May

Pre-poll Centres in Tasmania - open until 6pm Friday 4 May

If you can't vote on polling day, you can vote early:

Click on the location to see the address and opening dates for each centre.

Note - The Hobart pre-poll centre will also offer our VI-Vote service for vision impaired electors from Tues 17 April.

Open weekdays from Mon 16 April 2018:

Hobart pre-poll centre

Ground level, 144 Macquarie St, Hobart
assisted disabled access icon   Assisted disabled access

Mon 16 April to Fri 4 May
(closed Anzac Day public holiday Wed 25 April)

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 4 May

Sorell pre-poll centre

Sorell Memorial Hall - CWA room
Cole St, Sorell
assisted disabled access icon   Assisted disabled access

Mon 16 April to Fri 4 May
(closed Anzac Day public holiday Wed 25 April)

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 4 May

Open Thurs 3 and Fri 4 May 2018:

Swansea pre-poll centre

Swansea Town Hall
12 Franklin St, Swansea
assisted disabled access icon   Assisted disabled access

Thurs 3 May and Fri 4 May

8:30am to 6pm


 Interstate Pre-poll locations - until COB Friday 4 May

Pre-poll centres are available at state and territory electoral commissions offices within Australia.
Interstate pre-poll centres are open during their normal business hours from Tuesday 17 April until Friday 4 May.

ACT
Elections ACT
Ground floor, North Building,
180 London Cct, Canberra

NSW
Electoral Commission NSW
Level 25,
201 Kent St, Sydney

QLD
Electoral Commission Qld
Level 20,
1 Eagle St, Brisbane

SA
Electoral Commission SA
Ground floor, 60 Light Sq,
Adelaide

VIC
Victorian Electoral Commission
Level 11, 530 Collins St
(access via the tower lifts)
Melbourne

WA
Western Australian Electoral Commission
Level 2, 111 St Georges Tce
Perth

NT
NT Electoral Commission
Level 3, TCG Centre,
80 Mitchell St, Darwin

or

MyVote Central
Yeperenye Centre,
Hartley St, Alice Springs


Services for vision impaired electors

VI-Vote

The TEC has a computer based system (VI-Vote) to assist vision impaired electors to cast their vote. VI-Vote is available from Tuesday 17 April and on polling day Saturday 5 May at:

Hobart pre-poll centre, Ground floor, 144 Macquarie St, Hobart (further details and opening hours above)


Other

For other assistance, please call 1800 801 701 for options to help you have your say at the 2018 Legislative Council elections.

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