Enrolled Western Australians are able to vote in person at one of 13 overseas voting centres, or if they are not near one of these locations, they can apply online now for a postal vote.
“Postal votes are being mailed now from Australia to people who had applied online in the period since the election was announced,” said Kathy Mitchell, Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia.
“Western Australian voters overseas need to carefully assess their voting options and act as soon as possible,” Ms Mitchell said.
About to travel overseas?
Western Australians about to travel should vote before they go at an early voting centre. Voting at Perth airport terminals is now available.
Early voting centre locations and opening times can be found at here: aec.gov.au/where
Overseas voting centres:
In person voting are available at Australian diplomatic missions in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Paris, New York, Vancouver, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Berlin, Jakarta and Dublin.
Overseas postal voting:
Overseas voters can apply immediately using the AEC’s online postal vote application here: aec.gov.au/wa-senate/postal-vote.htm
Ballot papers will then be mailed from Australia to overseas addresses, so voters should consider the time it will take for mail to reach them and for their ballot paper to be completed before polling closes at 6pm Australian Western Standard time on Saturday, April 5. Your completed ballot papers must be received by the AEC by Tuesday, April 22 to be counted.
More information about overseas voting can be found here.
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