2020 Groom by-election

Updated: 26 October 2023



Pre-poll and Mobile voting

Qualification checklists

In accordance with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 the qualification checklists relating to section 44 of the Constitution have now been removed from this website, however qualification checklists for elected officials are available on the Parliament of Australia’s website.

Key dates

Issue of writ

Monday 26 October

Postal vote applications open

4pm AEST Thursday 8 October

Close of rolls

8pm AEST Monday 2 November

Close of nominations

12 midday AEST Thursday 5 November

Declaration of nominations

12 midday AEST Friday 6 November

Early voting starts

Wednesday 11 November

Postal vote applications close

6pm AEST Wednesday 25 November

By-election day

Saturday 28 November

Return of writ

on or before Wednesday 3 February

COVID-19 safety measures

In preparing to deliver the 2020 Groom by-election, the AEC factored in the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment into our provision of voting services and throughout the broader by-election process.