Friday 25 November 2022
For immediate release
Saturday 26 November is election day and the last day Victorian voters can make their vote count in the 2022 State election.
As anticipated by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), a record number of Victorians have chosen to vote early in this election. By the end of Thursday 1,906,930 had cast their votes – already significantly more than the 1,640,883 who voted early in 2018.
This will be the largest State election ever held in Victoria’s history with almost 4.4 million enrolled Victorians as at the close of rolls on Tuesday 8 November.
‘We will be sending our VoterAlert reminder tomorrow to all subscribers who have not yet voted to remind them to vote before 6 pm,’ said Acting Electoral Commissioner, Dana Fleming. ‘You can jump online at: maps.vec.vic.gov.au/elections and use our Voting Centre Locator to find your closest voting centre - the tip to avoid the queues is to get there in the middle of the afternoon.’
‘This year, a total of 1194 candidates have nominated – 454 for the Upper House, and 740 for the Lower House. Follow the instructions on your ballot paper to vote correctly, and ask for assistance if you need help to vote,’ said Ms Fleming.
‘The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy, and I encourage each and every one of you to exercise, and celebrate, this right.’
There are 1670 election day voting centres around Victoria, with locations available on the VEC website at: maps.vec.vic.gov.au/elections
Voters who are blind or have low vision, or those with a physical disability and need assistance to vote, or voters in designated flood-affected areas can access telephone-assisted voting until 6 pm tomorrow. More information on voting by telephone.
It is an offence to publicly disseminate before 6 pm on election day the results of an exit poll carried out at an election day voting centre.