Election Timeline

ELECTORAL Act 2016 TIMELINE
56 (1) – Issue of writ – 4 weeks before polling day
51 (2) – At least 5 days after issue of writ – publish the roll in the Government Gazette.
50 (2) and 47(b) – Close of roll 5 pm
57 (2) – nominations commence at 9 am
57 (2) –   nominations close at 5pm
63(2) – all mobile polling stations published on nomination day or as soon as possible after
58 – Last Day for Candidate Withdrawals

(sec 58 amended from 7 days)

64 (1) – Draw for position on the ballot paper
Last day for Mobile Voting Applications
Last day for Proxy Voting Applications
56(1) – Polling Day