Early voting opens for the 2022 State election

Monday 14 November 2022

For immediate release

Early voting commences today for the 2022 Victorian State election. However, a small number of the 155 early voting centres will not open until 12 noon due to a combination of ballot paper printing delays and wet weather.

Electoral Commissioner, Warwick Gately, said early voters in every district across Victoria will still be able to vote at an early voting centre from 9 am this morning.

'It's disappointing that printing delays, combined with the wet weather has impacted our ability to open every early voting centre on time. However, the 21 early voting centres affected are supplementary early voting centres we added to our standard complement this year,' Mr Gately said. 'Importantly, there will still be at least one early voting centre in every district throughout the State opening as normal at 9 am.'

All 21 affected early voting centres are located within the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

The VEC urges all voters planning to vote early today to check its online voting centre locator before they head off, to see which early voting centres are affected.

The VEC’s voting centre locator can be found at maps.vec.vic.gov.au/elections or voters can call 131 832 for assistance in finding an early voting centre.