Coronavirus and the election

What will a polling place / pre-poll centre look like during the COVID-19 restrictions?



BYO pencils

You may want to bring your own pen or pencil.


Hand sanitising stations

Hand sanitising stations will be at the entry of every polling place and pre-poll centre.



Regular cleaning

Throughout polling period, surfaces will be cleaned at regular intervals, and as required.


Maximum density limits

Each polling place and pre-poll centre has been measured and the recommended density limits will be monitored.


X marks the spot

To make it simple to keep your distance, every polling place and pre-poll centre will have clear markings indicating a minimum of 1.5m distance. This will extend to outside where queuing outside is needed.


Staff hygiene practices

Staff will be washing / sanitising hands before and after breaks and between processes.



Not the time to have-a-chat

A long-held tradition at Tasmanian polling days is the chance to catchup with others in your area, but this year we are discouraging any congregating to reduce the risk of infection.


Not feeling well?

Electors who are unwell should identify themselves and will be expedited through the polling place, with appropriate cleaning and hygiene measures taken.



Voting screens distanced

The screens will be assembled in a way that makes it easy for electors to vote privately, and at distance from other voters.

What if I am concerned about the risks of attending a polling place on polling day?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tasmanian Electoral Commission encourages you to consider your eligibility to vote by post or in person at a pre-poll centre:



Apply to vote by post


Vote early at a pre-poll centre

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