Voting

"According to the polls, this election will come down to me or Liberal’s David Sharma. I'm a social progressive who is also economically sensible. David will be beholden to the right which is socially regressive and doesn't believe in climate change. If Malcolm Turnbull couldn’t control the far right of his party, what hope has David Sharma got? If you want to send the Liberal party a message, vote 1 for Kerryn Phelps."

Dr Kerryn Phelps

The by-election, to be held on Saturday 20 October 2018, is for voters enrolled in the electoral Division of Wentworth in New South Wales.

If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and live in the electoral Division of Wentworth, it is compulsory to enrol and vote in the by-election. 

Early vote

If you can't make it on by-election day, you may be entitled to vote early.

Early voting is available from Tuesday 2 October 2018 at the following locations.

Bondi Junction

Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, Community Room Waverley Park Bondi Rd
Assisted wheelchair access

  • Tuesday 2 October – Friday 5 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Monday 8 October – Thursday 11 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Friday 12 October (8:30 – 18:00)
  • Saturday 13 October (9:00 – 16:00)
  • Monday 15 October – Tuesday 16 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Wednesday 17 October – Friday 19 October (8:30 – 18:00)
Paddington

St Matthias' Anglican Church 471-475 Oxford St
Assisted wheelchair access

  • Tuesday 2 October – Friday 5 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Monday 8 October – Thursday 11 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Friday 12 October (8:30 – 18:00)
  • Saturday 13 October (9:00 – 16:00)
  • Monday 15 October – Tuesday 16 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Wednesday 17 October – Friday 19 October (8:30 – 18:00)
Rose Bay

785 New South Head Rd
Assisted wheelchair access

  • Tuesday 2 October – Friday 5 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Monday 8 October – Thursday 11 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Friday 12 October (8:30 – 18:00)
  • Saturday 13 October (9:00 – 16:00)
  • Monday 15 October – Tuesday 16 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Wednesday 17 October – Friday 19 October (8:30 – 18:00)
Sydney

142-148 Elizabeth St
Assisted wheelchair access

  • Tuesday 2 October – Friday 5 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Monday 8 October – Thursday 11 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Friday 12 October (8:30 – 18:00)
  • Saturday 13 October (9:00 – 16:00)
  • Monday 15 October – Tuesday 16 October (8:30 – 17:30)
  • Wednesday 17 October – Friday 19 October (8:30 – 18:00)

Eligibility requirements

You can vote early either in person or by post if on election day you:

  • are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
  • are more than 8km from a polling place
  • are travelling
  • are unable to leave your workplace to vote
  • are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
  • are a patient in hospital and can't vote at the hospital
  • have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
  • are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
  • are a silent elector
  • have a reasonable fear for your safety.

voting information from https://www.aec.gov.au/wentworth/