Early voting options
Early voting for the 2010 House of Assembly election has now closed.
Polling places are open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 20 March.
You can vote at any polling place in Tasmania regardless of your division.
If you’re going to be out of Tasmania, or if for a valid reason you’re unable to get to a polling place for the state election on Saturday 20 March, you must vote early. You can do this in one of four ways:
1. In person– at the following pre-poll voting centres
Open from Tuesday 9 March (normal hours 9am to 5pm – open until 6pm Friday 19 March):
Hobart – 130 Collins Street (opposite Harris Scarfe),
Launceston – 47 Cameron Street,
Burnie – 2nd floor, Harris Building, 49 Cattley Street
Open from Monday 15 March (normal hours 9:30am to 5pm – open until 6pm Friday19 March):
Devonport – State Library, 21 Oldaker Street
Glenorchy – State Library, 4 Terry Street
Kingston – State Library, 11 Hutchins Street
Rosny – State Library, Bligh Street
2. By post
Postal vote application forms are available from any post office or electoral office, by phoning 13 23 26, or can be downloaded from our website www.tec.tas.gov.au. Applications must be received from overseas by Tuesday 16 March and from within Australia by Thursday 18 March.
Voters travelling interstate can vote at any Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Divisional Office within Australia from Thursday 11 March. For the nearest location call 13 23 26 or go to the AEC website. The AEC is located in more than 100 convenient locations across mainland Australia.
Voters who are overseas or located in extremely remote areas can apply online at www.tec.tas.gov.au/overseas for an express vote. Express votes are sent via email.
A system to allow blind and vision-impaired voters to independently complete a ballot paper in secret will also be available in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. Call 13 23 26 for more information.
Voting is compulsory, even if you can’t get to a polling place on election day.
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