State election statistics

Election statistics for State elections held across Victoria including state-wide demographics, voter participation, rates of informal voting and numbers of candidates.

2022 State election early and postal vote statistics

Daily updates on postal and early votes for the 2022 State election. The early voting period runs from Monday 14 November to Friday 25 November. Postal votes were admitted into the count until Friday 2 December.

Date Early votes Postal votes returned
Monday 14 November 115,065 0
Tuesday 15 November 154,829 0
Wednesday 16 November 131,631 0
Thursday 17 November 154,663 669
Friday 18 November 141,212 9,069
Saturday 19 November 120,502 15
Sunday 20 November 48 0
Monday 21 November 166,225 43,581
Tuesday 22 November 186,114 57,488
Wednesday 23 November 200,013 97,017
Thursday 24 November 264,023 64,940
Friday 25 November 274,049 17
Saturday 26 November 
Sunday 27 November  57,930 
Monday 28 November  66,299 
Tuesday 29 November  51,485 
Wednesday 30 November  14,077 
Thursday 1 December  15
Friday 2 December  19,274 
Total 1,908,417 481,875

Download a spreadsheet of early and postal votes by district

2022 State election enrolment

There are 4,394,465 people on the roll in Victoria as of 8 November 2022, when the electoral roll closed for the 2022 State election.

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State-wide demographics

At the 2021 Census, Victoria had the following characteristics:

Age - median 38 years
Income - median weekly household income: $1,759
Birthplace - percentage born outside Australia: 35%

Voter participation rates

Voter participation rates at State elections since 1999.

Election Lower House Upper House
2018 election 90.16% 90.14%
2014 election 93.02% 93.01%
2010 election 92.96% 92.93%
2006 election 92.73% 92.73%
2002 election 93.15% 93.12%
1999 election 92.38% 92.38%

Informal voting rates

Rates of informal voting at State elections since 1999.

Election Lower House Upper House
2018 election 5.83% 3.96%
2014 election 5.22% 3.43%
2010 election 4.96% 3.38%
2006 election 4.56% 4.28%
2002 election 3.42% 3.67%
1999 election 3.02% 3.37%

Numbers of candidates

Numbers of candidates at State elections since 1992.

Election Candidates
2022 election 1,194
2018 election 887
2014 election 896
2010 election 711
2006 election 707
2002 election 477
1999 election 406
1996 election 421
1992 election 444