September 14, 2020

Applications opened on Monday (September 14) for postal voting for the upcoming State Election.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has opened postal vote applications earlier than usual because of the expected greater demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Postal vote applications will close on October 16.

Anyone can apply for a postal vote but the actual ballot paper will only be mailed out after candidate nominations close and the ballot is drawn in mid-October.

The ECQ said postal voters should fill in their ballot paper as soon as they receive it and mail it back straight away.

Applications for postal votes can be submitted online or by phoning 1300-881-665.

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As well as postal voting, there are a range of other options open for voters at the October 31 State poll:

  • Early voting – Pre-poll voting will open on Monday, October 19 and run until Friday, October 30 (excluding Sunday, October 25).
  • Telephone voting – Available for eligible electors only. More information is available online (0.72 Mb PDF)
  • Election day – Polling booths will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday, October 31.

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3 Responses to "Applications Open For Postal Votes"

  1. Clem  September 15, 2020

    Well, I tried eight times to apply online for postal votes for my wife and myself, and each time the ECQ website came up as unable to find us on the electoral roll. I’ve checked and we are definitely there. Try phoning ECQ and you are told they are very busy and you should ring back at another time. Good luck!

  2. Julie Berry  September 15, 2020

    Clem, The first time I tried to apply online, I received the same message as you but after checking my enrollment details, I realized my middle name was not there, so tried again without it and it worked. Needs to be exactly the same as what the ECQ has. Good luck to you with another try!

  3. Clem  September 15, 2020

    Thanks Julie. I did all that, even calling up my listing as per the roll, but to no avail. (Maybe it’s Jonah day for me!)


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