Thursday 7 November 2022
For immediate release
A record number of voters are set to have their say at the 2022 Victorian State election.
Following the close of rolls on Tuesday 8 November, 4,394,465 Victorians had enrolled to vote, creating an average of 49,937 voters per district, and 549,308 voters per region.
Despite over 1600 voting centres opening on Saturday 26 November, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) expects many Victorians will choose to vote early at this election.
With 155 early voting centres open across the state from Monday 14 November, the VEC has also introduced extended early voting hours on 3 weeknights and a Saturday in response to voter demand.
'You don’t need a reason to vote early – you can choose which ever option is most convenient and suits your needs,' Deputy Electoral Commissioner Dana Fleming said.
'You could vote at an early voting centre or apply for a postal vote. If you want to vote by post you need to apply before 6 pm on Wednesday 23 November.
'And for voters who need assistance to vote, such as people who are blind, have low vision, or those who have a physical disability and require assistance to vote, we have options including telephone-assisted voting or accessing the Convo app at a voting centre,' Ms Fleming added.
The VEC estimates that 9 million ballot papers will be printed, more than 3 million pencils will be used and more than 100,000 cardboard items (including voting screens and ballot boxes) will be required to deliver the election.
For information on voting at the State election, visit vec.vic.gov.au