Tuesday 17 February 2015
For immediate release

Date set for Gippsland South by-election

The Gippsland South District by-election will be held on Saturday 14 March. The Speaker, the Hon. Telmo Languiller, MP, issued the writ for the State by-election today.

The Legislative Assembly vacancy follows the resignation of the Hon. Peter Ryan, MP, on Monday 2 February.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said: ‘Voting in this by-election is compulsory for all Gippsland South District electors on the State electoral roll.

‘By law, if you are an Australian citizen over the age of 18, you must be enrolled at your current address and vote or risk a fine. All enrolment forms must reach the VEC by the close of roll at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 24 February’.

Voters can enrol or update their enrolment details at vec.vic.gov.au, or pick up an enrolment form at any Australia Post or Australian Electoral Commission office.

The VEC will write to all enrolled voters for the District prior to election day, detailing the location of early voting and election day voting centres.

Information about enrolling, voting or standing for election is available on the VEC’s website at vec.vic.gov.au or by calling 131 832.

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Note: A map of Gippsland South District and the timeline for this by-election follow.

Media enquiries:

Mary Sammut
Communication Officer
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1190
Email: mary.sammut@vec.vic.gov.au


Gippsland South District map

Gippsland South District map

Gippsland South District by-election timeline

Issue of the writ

Tuesday 17 February

Nominations open

9.00 am, Wednesday 18 February

Close of electoral roll

8.00 pm, Tuesday 24 February

Close of nominations for registered
political party candidates

12 noon, Thursday 26 February

Close of nominations for independent candidates

12 noon, Friday 27 February

Ballot draw

From 1.00 pm, Friday 27 February

Early voting commences

Monday 2 March

Registration of how-to-vote-cards opens

Monday 2 March

Registration of how-to-vote cards closes

12 noon, Friday 6 March

Close of postal voting applications

6.00 pm, Thursday 12 March

Early Voting closes

6.00 pm, Friday 13 March


Saturday 14 March

Last day for votes to be admitted to count

Monday 23 March

Return of writ

On or before Saturday 4 April