Voting by postal vote
You will be sent two ballot papers, a pamphlet telling you what to do and an envelope.
You must find a witness to help you fill out your postal vote. A witness can be anyone who is enrolled to vote in Australia.
The witness must (in order):
- See your ballot papers and your postal vote envelope before you fill them out
- Watch you write the answer to your security question
- Watch you sign your name on the envelope
- Sign and date the envelope themselves
You should then fill out the election ballot papers in secret. You can ask someone to help you, but this person should not tell you who to vote for and should not tell anyone how you voted.
Once you have filled out the two ballot papers, put them in the envelope and seal it. Post the envelope as soon as you can. You don’t need a stamp.