A by-election has been called for the Division of Aston. There will be in-person and postal voting options available for this by-election and it is important to plan how you will cast your vote according to your personal circumstances.
You can vote at any polling place in the Division of Aston on by-election day, Saturday 1 April, from 8am to 6pm.
Early voting will be available from Monday 20 March 2023. Please check opening days and times.
Can't get to a polling place on by-election day?
If you are enrolled in the Division of Aston, you can apply for a postal vote.
Australian Embassies and Consulate offices overseas will not be conducting in-person voting or collecting postal votes for return to Australia. All overseas postal votes will be delivered by an international courier (DHL Express) with a return satchel and waybill.
There are a range of voting options for people with disability or mobility restrictions available.
In this by-election, you will be completing one House of Representatives ballot paper. To vote for a Member of the House of Representatives, you are required to write the number '1' in the box next to the candidate who is your first choice, and the numbers '2', '3' and so on against all the other candidates until all the boxes have been numbered, in order of your preference.
The AEC takes the safety of our election workers and voters seriously. We have appropriate measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 including:
When taking people’s votes in other settings, such as mobile polling at residential aged care facilities, we’ll be taking additional measures, including those required by the facility.
The AEC continues to monitor the COVID-19 environment and follows advice from relevant health authorities. This may result in changes to the measures put in place.
We encourage all voters to plan ahead. If you don’t think you can make it to a polling place on election day, there are other voting options. You might be eligible to go to an early voting centre or apply for a postal vote.