Election Information

 

The 2022 Federal Election is on Saturday 21 May.

Something special is building in Wentworth. 

 
The best source of information on the Federal Election is the Australian Electoral Commission website. If you have questions that the AEC doesn't answer, or about Allegra's policies, you can contact us on [email protected]

Postal Voting

You are eligible to apply for a postal vote if you are unable to get to a polling place on Election Day. Postal vote applications opened on Sunday 10 April and close on Wednesday 18 MayYou are encouraged to apply as soon as you know you are eligible.

For more information see here.

Early Voting

Early voting commences on Monday 9 May and closes on Friday 20 May. If you can’t get to a polling place on Election Day you can vote at an early voting centre. A list of early voting centres is available on the AEC website. You are eligible to vote early if you: 

  • are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
  • are more than 8km from a polling place
  • are travelling
  • are unable to leave your workplace to vote
  • are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
  • are a patient in hospital and can't vote at the hospital
  • have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
  • are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
  • are a silent elector
  • have a reasonable fear for your safety.
For more information see here.

Voting on Election Day

The Election will be held on Saturday 21 May. Polling places are usually located at local schools, churches and community halls or public buildings. A list of polling places is available on the AEC website

The list published by the AEC on 26th April, 2022 is mapped below for your convenience.

Interstate Voting

If on Election day you are outside the state or territory where you are enrolled, you will need to vote at an interstate voting centre. A list of interstate voting centres is available on the AEC website.

Overseas Voting

For most Australians overseas, it is likely the option available to you will be to vote by post.

For further information see here.

Mobile Voting

Each federal election AEC mobile voting teams visit facilities, such as residential care, and remote communities where people are not able to get to a polling place.
 
For more information see here.

Other FAQs and Information

COVID safety measures are explained here.

Election safeguards are explained here.

Election statistics and information on previous elections are available here.

Voting process information is outlined here.