The by-election is for voters enrolled in the electoral Division of New England in New South Wales.
Early voting is now available.
If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and live in the electoral Division of New England, it is compulsory to enrol and vote in the by-election.
The electoral roll for the New England by-election is now closed. You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England.
Polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp. Polling places will not be available outside the electoral Division of New England on by-election day.
A list of polling places will be available shortly.
If you can’t make it to a polling place in the electoral Division of New England on by-election day, you may be entitled to vote early.
Voting is compulsory. If you do not vote and do not have a valid reason for failing to vote, you will be fined.
A list of early voting centres will be available shortly.
Participation in the New England by-election overseas will only be available via postal voting. There will be no overseas voting centres.
Who you vote for is your decision. Outside the polling place, candidate representatives may give you how-to-vote cards, suggesting you vote in a particular way. You do not have to follow how-to-vote cards.
The candidate nominations, in ballot paper order, that were officially declared at midday 10 November 2017 are:
|Issue of writ||Friday 27 October 2017|
|Close of rolls||8pm Friday 3 November 2017|
|Close of nominations||Midday Thursday 9 November 2017|
|Declaration of nominations||Midday Friday 10 November 2017|
|Start of early voting||Tuesday 14 November 2017|
|By-election day||Saturday 2 December 2017|
|Return of writs||On or before Sunday 4 February 2018|
Information is available in other languages for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens aged 18 years and over. If you don’t vote, you may be prosecuted. If you vote more than once it is a criminal offence.