Postal voting in Queensland Election.
Eligible voters in Queensland can register to vote by post in the 2020 State Election.
It is expected that Postal voting will be used by over half a million voters this year, (about twice as many as in the 2017 Election) and less than one third will vote in person on Election day.
Due to this, the election result is unlikely to be clear until some days after the election.
Registration can be done on a paper application, by Phone or by registration on the election website www.ecq.qld.gov.au.
Voting Options for the Queensland State election on Saturday 31 October 2020.
Electors have a range of voting options with expanded services designed to make voting easy and fair.
- Early voting – Monday 19 October to Friday 30 October (excluding Sunday 25 October). There are extended voting hours, including voting on Saturday 24 October 2020.
- Postal voting – any elector can apply for a postal vote online, by calling 1300 881 665 or by returning the form by Friday 16 October. The timeframe for postal vote applications has been expanded in accordance with the Electoral Act 1992.
- Election day – the final day for Queensland to vote is Saturday 31 October. Polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm.
Telephone voting is also available for a specific group of eligible electors. These include thoses who:
• cannot vote without assistance because they have an impairment
• have an insufficient level of literacy
• cannot vote at a polling booth because of an impairment
• are a special postal voter
• are distance voters