The NSW Electoral Commission has opened early voting for the NSW State election on 23 March. From today, voters who are eligible can vote in person at an early voting centre, apply to use iVote (internet and telephone voting) or apply for a postal vote. Registered postal voters will soon receive their ballot papers. John Schmidt, NSW Electoral Commissioner, said “voters who are unable to vote on election day for a number of reasons may be eligible to vote early. “Applications for postal voting and iVote are currently open. It’s important that people plan their vote so they don’t forget. “If they are unable to vote on the day, they should check their eligibility criteria for early voting options at elections.nsw.gov.au,” said Mr Schmidt. “Applications for postal voting close at 6pm on Monday, 18 March and postal ballot papers must be returned by 6pm on Wednesday, 27 March. “iVote applications will remain open up until 1pm on election day, and voters using iVote internet and telephone voting will be able to cast their vote until 6pm on election day.” “The locations and opening hours of all the early voting centres are available at elections.nsw.gov.au,” said Mr Schmidt. Early voting at an early voting centre: Starts: Monday, 11 March 2019 Ends: Friday, 22 March 2019 iVote Applications close: 1pm, 23 March 2019 Voting closes: 6pm, 23 March 2019 Postal voting: Applications close: 6pm, 18 March 2019 Postal voting closes: 6pm, 27 March 2019 Eligibility criteria for all early voting options is available at elections.nsw.gov.au Applications for iVote and postal voting can be completed at registration.ivote.nsw.gov.au
You can vote in person before the election if you can't get to a voting centre or polling place on election day. More Info HEREiVote online and telephone voting
Eligible voters can register to vote online or over the telephone in State elections.
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If you will be outside New South Wales on election day, there are a number of options to help you cast your vote. More Info HEREPostal voting
You can apply to vote by post at a single election, or apply to register as a general postal voter for every election. More Info HEREDeclared institutions and facilities
The Electoral Commision visit some nursing homes, convalescent homes, hospitals and similar institutions to allow residents to vote on site before election day. More Info HERE