How to vote

There are many ways you can cast your vote in Victoria.

Voting at a voting centre

Voting centres are used primarily for state and federal elections. They can also be used for council elections.

Voting centre locations

Details on voting centre locations are provided on this website during elections.

For State elections, this includes the details of interstate and overseas voting centres should you be travelling on election day or during the early voting period.

What happens when I get there?

If you vote at the voting centre, you will be directed to an election official who will ask for your name and address, and if you have already voted in the election.

The election official will also:

  • confirm your electorate
  • mark your name on the electoral roll to indicate that you've voted
  • issue you with ballot papers.

You will then be directed to one of the voting booths set up around the room so you can fill in your ballot papers privately. Then you must place your ballot papers in the ballot box.

Election officials are available to help voters who have questions about the voting process or who may have difficulty voting.

Please see the assistance for voters page for further details about extra services that the VEC offers.

Early voting centres

For most elections, you will have the opportunity to vote early at an early voting centre.

EasyVote Guide

Electors will also receive an EasyVote Guide in the mail that lists all the voting centres in their electorate.

Voting by post

Postal voting is the most common voting method for local council elections.

For local council postal elections, you will be automatically posted a ballot pack after nominations have closed. You do not need to register.

For State and Federal elections, in certain circumstances, you can apply to become a general postal voter. Find out more about postal voting.

Electronic voting

Electronically assisted voting is available at State elections for those with a vision impairment, motor impairment or those with insufficient literacy skills.

Information on our electronic voting can be viewed on our Electronically assisted voting page.

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