2023 Fadden by-election

Voting has now closed for the Fadden by-election. Results are available.

Results will be progressively updated on the AEC’s tally room from after 6pm on by-election day.

All votes cast on by-election day will be counted on by-election night in the polling places where they were cast. The majority of votes cast at early voting centres will also be counted on by-election night at a central counting centre. A portion of the postal votes that have been received back by the AEC may also be counted on by-election night. However, postal vote counts will only be displayed on the tally room from early on Sunday morning.

If the result is close, we may not know which candidate wins the seat of Fadden for a number of days or weeks. The AEC endeavours to provide results data as early as we can to enable people to hypothesise on the final result but we cannot legally declare seats on by-election night. To declare the result formally the margin in the contest has to be bigger than the total number of votes potentially left to be counted and a mandatory secondary count of every ballot paper has to have occurred.

Our motto is ‘right not rushed’. Clarity on the final result in any contest can come down to postal votes that are legally able to be returned to us up to 13 days after by-election day. Transport takes time.   

There are 13 candidates who have been officially declared for the 2023 Fadden by-election. A random draw for positions on the ballot paper was undertaken at a public event on Saturday 15 July.

  1. DEL FABBRO, Letitia - Australian Labor Party
  2. TURNER, Scott - The Greens
  3. SIMPSON, Chris - Australian Democrats
  4. ROACH, Sandy - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
  5. DAVIS, Marnie Laree - Indigenous – Aboriginal Party of Australia
  6. LUYKEN, Suzette - Legalise Cannabis Australia
  7. BYE, Quentin - Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption
  8. YOUNG, Kevin - Independent
  9. JONES, Belinda - Independent
  10. BROOKER, Stewart - Independent
  11. PUKALLUS, Jan - Australian Citizens Party
  12. CALDWELL, Cameron - LNP
  13. TAYLER, James - Australian Federation Party

By-election date announced

Monday 22 May 2023

Postal vote applications open

Monday 22 May 2023

Issue of writ

Monday 12 June 2023

Close of rolls

8pm Monday 19 June 2023

Close of nominations

Midday Thursday 22 June 2023

Declaration of nominations

Midday Friday 23 June 2023

Early voting starts

Monday 3 July 2023

Postal vote applications close

6pm Wednesday 12 July 2023

By-election day

Saturday 15 July 2023

Return of writ

On or before Wednesday 20 September 2023

Updated: 14 July 2023