So, the election has finally been called, what happens now?
Well, first of all, you have until Monday, April 18 to get your enrolment sorted out. So if you’ve moved since 2019, or if this is the first election you’re old enough to vote in, now’s the time to take action. Especially since Friday and Monday are both public holidays. You can check your current enrolment details here, and if you’re enrolling for the first time, you can do that here.
Now, some parties and candidates are already out there doing their respective things, and we’ll starting the work of analysing them over the coming weekend, and posting what we find here. Nominations to be a candidate for the election are to be announced on Friday, April 22. At which point such things as Senate Ballot positions and preference cards will become available, and will be incorporated into our ongoing posts (and edited into the existing ones). We’ll keep you posted on what’s new and what’s been updated.
If you need to apply for a postal vote, the closing date to do so is Wednesday, May 18 – you can apply here.
If you’d like to vote early, you can do so between Monday, May 9 and Friday, May 20. We’ll post information on where you can do so once it becomes available. Please note that eligibility to vote early has been tightened from previous elections – the criteria can be found here. Also, voting early means that, in all likelihood, you will be forgoing the opportunity to feast upon a Democracy Sausage.
Finally, of course, there’s election day itself: Saturday, May 21, 2022. After which we here will be downing tools and having a well-earned drink or two.