VoterAlert is your free election reminder service.

Get timely reminders straight to your phone or inbox so you know when, where and how to vote in a state election, local council election or by-election.

Recent messages

These are our most recent VoterAlert messages:

Subject Content Date
Don't forget to vote! Maroondah City Council, Barngeong Ward by-election / Last week of voting Reminder for voters to return their postal ballot packs before 6 pm on Friday 1 December. 27 November

If you have received an email or SMS claiming to be from us that isn’t on this list, be careful – it could be a scam. Don’t click on any links on the message and ring us on 131 832 to check if it’s really us.

Be scam aware. We will never ask you to enter your credit card details or make a payment through a website.

Find out more ways to protect yourself from scams.

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  1. Go to Check my Enrolment
  2. Enter your details exactly as they appear on the electoral roll
  3. Select 'Search'
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Please be aware that it may take several days for your subscription to be confirmed and you may not receive VoterAlerts right away.

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You can choose to get:

  • sms and email
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VoterAlert is only a prompt, and occasionally due to circumstances outside our control, a VoterAlert may be delayed or not received. A delayed or unsent VoterAlert does not excuse you from voting.

We do not share your contact details with anyone else, unless required by law, in line with our privacy policy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

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Protect yourself from scams

Scammers sometimes send people messages pretending to be organisations like the VEC. Here are some tips so you don’t get tricked.

Check the content

Our messages will always be for information only. We will never ask for your personal information, banking details or any kind of online payment.

Check the sender

If you get an SMS from us, the sender will always be VEC (not a number). You can’t reply to these SMS.

If you get an email from us the email address will always end in ‘’. We ask you to not reply to these emails.

Check the link

Any links in our message will be to information only rather than forms where you enter personal details. They will always take you to our website: or

Check the ‘look’ of the email

The email will always have our colours and logo. We’ll sometimes use images such as our ‘paper people’ characters. 

Check with us

If you’re ever unsure if it’s really us, you can call us on 131 832 to check.

Screenshot of an email the VEC sends as part of its VoterAlert service.

Example of a VoterAlert email

Screenshot of a sample SMS that the VEC sends as part of its VoterAlert service.

Example of a VoterAlert SMS