COVIDSafe voting plan

WA’s Health is our top priority. Click here to understand the practices we have put in place to ensure the 2021 State election adheres to National Guidelines, as set by Department of Health.

Key
dates
04
Feb
Applications for postal voting opens

Apply here for a postal vote.

11
Feb
Roll close

The electoral roll will close at 6pm. You need to be correctly enrolled to vote. Enrol, check or update your details.

22
Feb
Postal voting commences

Postal vote packages will start arriving in the mail. Mark your ballot papers, complete the declaration form and return by post immediately.

24
Feb
In person and tech assisted early voting commences

Early voting centres open their doors. Eligible electors can apply for a telephone vote from today.

27
Feb
Mobile polling may commence

Mobile polling in hospitals and aged care facilities may not be possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. Permanent residents of these facilities have been encouraged to become general postal voters.

10
Mar
Close of written applications for postal votes

You can no longer apply for a postal vote from 6.00pm.

12
Mar
In person early voting closes

All early voting centres will cease operating at 6.00pm.

13
Mar
Polling day

Polling places throughout the State will open for voting from 8am-6pm sharp. This is your last chance to vote.

Enrolment

Special Enrolment Categories

There are separate enrolment options for silent electors, general early voters, people with disability or no fixed address and others. Check special enrolment options for more details.

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How
to vote

Ways to vote

There are more voting options than just voting at your local polling place on Saturday 13 March.

Voting options this State Election include: postal voting, early in person voting, mobile polling, telephone assisted voting and voting on Election day.

How to mark your ballot papers

To make sure your vote will count, it is important that you read the ballot papers instructions and mark both papers correctly. Only use numbers; not ticks or crosses. If you don’t mark your ballot papers correctly, they may be rejected as informal votes.

Why vote?

Why take your seat at the table?

Voting is your democratic right and is compulsory for Western Australian residents who are Australian citizens and 18 years of age or older.

In the Western Australian State Election, everyone can have an equal say in deciding our state’s future.

Because no matter who you are, or where you come from, your vote is worth the same as the next person’s. That’s the beauty of our democracy.

But true democracy is only made possible when we all participate — when we all ‘take our seat at the table,’ and vote.

The table is a symbol of our state, our government, and our community. It is full of different opinions, cultures, identities, and experiences.

It’s a table all are welcome to join. A place to be heard, and to listen to one another.

Your seat at the table is waiting. Take it, by voting in the State Election. Because WA’s future is yours to choose.