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27 February, 2020

Today is the last day you can enrol to vote

Queensland’s next local government elections will be held on Saturday, 28 March 2020. Voting is compulsory for all Queenslanders over the age of 18. If you don’t vote, you may receive a fine.

By Phil Brandel

Queensland’s next local government elections will be held on Saturday, 28 March 2020. Voting is compulsory for all Queenslanders over the age of 18. If you don’t vote, you may receive a fine.

The Queensland electoral roll is maintained by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

You must Enrol to vote before 28 February 2020


Check your enrolment or enrol

Check your enrolment, enrol to vote or update your details on the Australian Electoral Commission website.

You can also download PDF (0.2 MB) or collect a form from Australia Post or the AEC. Special enrolment categories enrolment forms are available for people with specific needs. For instance:

  • no fixed address
  • overseas electors
  • special postal voters
  • people with privacy concerns.

Once you've enrolled, your name and address will be added to the electoral roll.

Eligibility requirements

It's compulsory to enrol and vote in council, state and federal government elections if you:

  • are an Australian citizen or eligible British subject;
  • are aged 18 years or over; and
  • have lived at your address for at least one month.

Additionally, 16 and 17 year old’s may enrol provisionally. Once provisionally enrolled, they'll receive a full voting entitlement on their 18th birthday.

To enrol go to https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/


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