Narracan District supplementary election announced for January 2023

Monday 19 December 2022

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A supplementary election will be held on Saturday 28 January 2023 for Narracan District. The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, issued a writ for the supplementary election today. 

The supplementary election is required because the Narracan District election at last month’s State election failed after a candidate passed away before election day. 

Enrolled voters in Narracan District voted for the Upper House Eastern Victoria Region in the 2022 State election. The supplementary election will be for the Lower House district of Narracan only.

'Voting is compulsory for all enrolled voters in Narracan District. I urge you to check your enrolment details are current. If you were enrolled for Narracan District for the 2022 State election by the close of roll at 8 pm on Tuesday 8 November 2022, you must vote in the supplementary election,' Acting Electoral Commissioner Dana Fleming said.

Voters can sign up for the VEC’s free SMS and email election reminder service, VoterAlert.

Information about voting and nominating as a candidate is available on the VEC website at vec.vic.gov.au or by calling 131 832.

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Timeline for supplementary election

Issue of the writ Monday 19 December 2022
Nominations open, postal vote applications open Tuesday 20 December 2022
Close of nominations for registered political party candidates 12 noon, Thursday 12 January 2023
Close of nominations for independent candidates 12 noon, Friday 13 January 2023
Ballot draw 1 pm, Friday 13 January 2023
Registration of how-to-vote cards opens Monday 16 January 2023
Early voting commences 9 am, Monday 16 January 2023
Registration of how-to-vote cards closes 12 noon, Thursday 19 January 2023
Close of postal voting applications 6 pm, Wednesday 25 January 2023
Early voting closes 6 pm, Friday 27 January 2023
Election day Saturday 28 January 2023
Last day for votes to be admitted to count 6 pm, Friday 3 February 2023
Return of writ Saturday 18 February 2023