Voting options

In Victoria, it is compulsory to vote in State elections.

Voting is an important way to have your say on the issues that are important to you.

There are many safe and convenient ways you’ll be able to vote in the 2022 State election.

All voters can:

  • vote in-person at an early voting centre (between Monday 14 November and Friday 25 November)
  • vote in-person on election day (Saturday 26 November)
  • apply to vote by post (for this election only).

We’ll share voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

Some voters can apply to:

  • vote by post for this and all future elections (general postal voters)
  • receive a ballot paper by email
  • vote over the phone
  • receive a braille ballot pack
  • vote on-site at some hospitals, nursing homes, aged care facilities, homelessness support agencies and community centres.

Learn more about what happens at a voting centre.

Learn more about my voting options

  • Vote early

    For the 2022 State election, early voting will:

    • start on Monday 14 November
    • end on Friday 25 November.

    We'll share all the early voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

    All early voting centres will have:

    • a hearing loop
    • at least one wheelchair height voting screen or a table-top voting screen
    • magnifying sheets
    • maxi pencils
    • translated voting instructions.

    More information

  • Vote on election day

    You can vote at any voting centre in Victoria on election day (Saturday 26 November) between 8 am and 6 pm.

    We’ll share all the election day voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

    All election day voting centres will have:

    • at least one wheelchair height voting screen or a table-top voting screen
    • magnifying sheets
    • maxi pencils
    • translated voting instructions.

    More information

  • Vote by post

    Vote by post in every election

    Some people can apply to become general postal voters. They then automatically receive a ballot pack in the mail for any future state or local council elections.

    If you meet the requirements, you must apply before 8 pm on Tuesday 8 November.

    Become a general postal voter

    Vote by post in this election only

    You can apply online to have ballot papers posted to you for the 2022 State election.

    Postal vote applications for this election will:

    • open on Wednesday 2 November
    • close at 6 pm on Wednesday 23 November.

    If you prefer to fill out a paper form, you can pick one up from any Australia Post outlet in Victoria from Wednesday 2 November.

    When will I get my ballot pack?

    We’ll start posting ballot packs from Monday 14 November, after nominations have closed.

    Changes to postal voting laws

    Recent changes to postal voting laws mean that postal vote applications may only be distributed by us or through an Australia Post outlet.

    Anyone else, including candidates and political parties, are not allowed to send you postal vote applications.

    If you receive a postal vote application from anyone other than us:

    • do not fill it out
    • report it to us as a breach of the Electoral Act 2002.

    People serving a prison sentence

    People serving a prison sentence of less than 5 years will remain enrolled at the home address at which they lived at the time of conviction. We will provide postal vote applications to corrections facilities so they can apply to vote by post.

    Enrol to vote or update your details as a prisoner in Victoria.

  • Vote by phone

    You can register to vote over the phone if you are blind, have low vision or a motor impairment and are unable to complete a ballot paper without assistance.

    Registrations to vote over the phone open on Monday 14 November.

  • Register for a braille ballot pack

    Registrations for the 2022 State election close at 5 pm on Monday 31 October.

    To register for a braille ballot pack, call us on 03 8620 1222.

    If you’ve already registered for a braille ballot pack and your details haven’t changed, you don’t need to register again. We’ll get in touch with you during August and September to confirm that you’d like a braille ballot pack for the 2022 State election.

    We’ll post braille ballot packs out from Thursday 17 November.

  • Mobile voting

    We’ll be offering on-site voting services in select nursing homes, community centres, aged care facilities, and homelessness support agencies across Victoria.

    Please check with your facility directly to find out if they will have a mobile voting team visit.

  • What if I have to isolate during the election?
    We are developing our COVIDsafe election plan. It will include ways that you'll be able to vote if you must isolate or fall sick with COVID-19 during the election.