Postal voting

Postal voting in the 2018 State election

If you cannot get to a voting centre at the 2018 State election, you can apply for a postal vote between Wednesday 31 October and 6.00 pm Wednesday 21 November 2018.

You will need to allow enough time for a ballot pack to reach your destination. Returned votes must be postmarked before 6.00 pm on Saturday 24 November and received no later than 6.00 pm on Friday 30 November.

Postal vote applications will be available on this website from Wednesday 31 October, and are the fastest option. Paper application forms will be available from Wednesday 31 October from any Australia Post office or election office in Victoria. 

General postal voters

People enrolled as general postal voters automatically receive a ballot pack in the mail for each election.

You can become a general postal voter if you are already enrolled and are unable to attend a voting centre for one of the following reasons. You:

  • live more than 20km from a voting centre
  • are seriously ill, or you care for someone who is seriously ill
  • are 70 years or older
  • are serving a prison sentence of less than five years
  • are a silent elector
  • cannot go to a voting centre on election day for religious reasons
  • unable to sign due to physical incapacity
  • are a registered overseas elector.

Apply to become a general postal voter

  1. Fill in the following application form
    General postal voter application form
  2. Send it to the VEC so it arrives before the close of roll – Tuesday 6 November 2018.