Voting

In Victoria voting is compulsory and you may be fined if you do not vote.

Voting is your chance to actively participate in our democracy and have your say in shaping our state.

2018 State election

The Victorian State election is on Saturday 24 November 2018.

All Australian citizens aged 18 or over must enrol and vote.

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Voting options

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Early voting

Early voting is open until 6.00 pm Friday 23 November. You can vote at any early voting centre in Victoria.

Find voting centres near you and opening hours using our Voting Centre Locator.


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Vote by post

Applications for postal votes have now closed.

If you applied for a postal vote, make sure your completed ballot papers are in the mail and postmarked no later than 6.00 pm (Victorian time) on Saturday 24 November.


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Vote on election day

You can vote at any voting centre in Victoria on election day. If you vote outside your District it may take longer.


Secret ballot

Victoria was the first democracy in the world to introduce the secret ballot. The secret ballot means that nobody else can see how you have voted.

Strict policies and procedures are in place for the confidential handling of all ballot papers.

Making Voting Secret is the fascinating story of the introduction of the secret ballot in Victoria in 1856.


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