General postal voters are people who are automatically mailed a ballot pack for all elections in their area. They must complete and return their ballot pack before election day.
Who can become a general postal voter?
You can become a general postal voter if you cannot go to a voting centre for any of the following reasons:
- you live 20 kilometres or further from a voting centre
- you are seriously ill, or care for someone who is seriously ill
- you are 70 years or older*
- you are in prison, detention or custody
- you are a silent elector
- you are unable to attend a voting centre for religious reasons
- you are a registered overseas elector.
*If you apply to register because you are 70 or older, you will not automatically receive a ballot pack for Federal elections. This is because of different Victorian and Commonwealth electoral laws.
Apply to become a general postal voter
Fill in the following application form:
Send it to us so it arrives before the close of roll for the next scheduled election. The form has all the details on how to return it to us.