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Published on 02 October 2020
Ballot packs will be mailed to everyone on the voters' roll from 6 to 8 October. Make sure you follow the instructions on the ballot pack and return your completed vote before 6 pm on Friday 23 October for your vote to count.
If you do not receive your ballot pack by Friday 16 October 2020, call the VEC (Victorian Electoral Commission) on 8619 1403 during office hours to arrange a replacement.
You must complete your ballot paper correctly for your vote to count.
Put the number 1 in the box next to the candidate you most want to see elected, then number all the other boxes in order of your choice. You must number every box and only use each number once.
Follow the instructions on your ballot paper to complete your vote. To return your completed ballot paper, put it in the ballot paper envelope then use the reply-paid envelope provided or hand-deliver it during office hours to:
Voting is compulsory for all voters who were on the State roll at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020.
You may be fined if you do not vote — this includes homeowners and tenants.
You are encouraged to vote, but you will not be fined if you don't vote, if either of these circumstances apply:
Your completed ballot pack must be in the mail or hand-delivered by 6pm Friday 23 October.
Local mail clearance times vary. Ballot packs must be mailed before final clearance times in the last week of voting. Don't risk a fine.
State-enrolled voters can register for free VEC VoterAlert reminders by SMS and email.