2018 State Election timetable

Date Activity
1 February 2018 Independent candidate general briefing session 
An information session will be held by the Electoral Commissioner between 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Level 6, 60 Light Square Adelaide.

The session will provide information on the electoral processes in South Australia and the requirements of candidates.

This session will be beneficial for those persons intending to nominate for the 2018 State Election for either the House of Assembly or the Legislative Council, who are not endorsed by a Registered Political Party. For information about funding and disclosure please see separate briefing sessions on 7 February and 9 February, detailed below.

Please RSVP to Bianca Zanatta, Bianca.Zanatta@sa.gov.au or 08 7424 7458.
5 February 2018 Postal vote applications available
Postal vote applications are now available online at ecsa.sa.gov.au and at Australia Post outlets.
7 February 2018 Independent House of Assembly candidate funding and disclosure information session

If you are intending to nominate as an independent candidate at the 2018 State Election, then you should be aware that candidates have obligations under the funding and disclosure scheme. An information session will be held at 2pm at Level 6, 60 Light Square Adelaide.

Please contact Skyy Anderson Skyy.Anderson2@sa.gov.au , 7424 7402 to RSVP.
9 February 2018 Independent Legislative Council candidates and groups of candidates funding and disclosure information session

If you are intending to nominate as an independent candidate or as an independent group of candidates at the 2018 State Election, then you should be aware that candidates and groups have obligations under the funding and disclosure scheme. An information session will be held at 10am at Level 6, 60 Light Square Adelaide.

Please contact Skyy Anderson Skyy.Anderson2@sa.gov.au , 7424 7402 to RSVP.
17 February 2018 Issue of the writs
Governor issues formal direction to Electoral Commissioner to hold the election.
19 February 2018 Lodging of nominations
Nominations can be lodged for both party endorsed candidates and independent candidates.
23 February 2018 Close of rolls
New or updated enrolments must be received by 12 noon.
  End of lodgement period for party endorsed candidates
Deadline of 5pm for registered political parties to lodge nominations on behalf of candidates endorsed by them.
26 February 2018 Close of nominations
Deadline of 12 noon for nominations to be lodged with Returning Officers.
  Declaration of House of Assembly candidates and ballot draws
Returning Officers will conduct the declaration of candidates and ballot draws for the House of Assembly as soon as practicable after 12 noon on 26 February 2018.
27 February 2018 Declaration of Legislative Council candidates and ballot draw
Electoral Commission SA will conduct the declaration of candidates and ballot draw for the Legislative Council as soon as practicable after 11am on 27 February 2018.
5 March 2018 EasyVote Card distribution commences
Distribution of EasyVote Card commences to all electors, excluding those who are registered declaration voters and those who are registered via the Digital EasyVote Card App.
From 5 March 2018 Postal voting material commences
Distribution of postal ballot packs commences to electors registered as declaration voters and those who have had their postal vote applications accepted.
  Pre-poll voting commences
Electors who are unable to vote on polling day will be able to vote in person at a pre-poll centre within South Australia, interstate or overseas.
From 7 March 2018 Remote mobile voting commences
Electoral Commission SA’s remote mobile voting teams commence taking votes in remote areas of South Australia.
From 8 March 2018 Declared Institution voting commences
Electoral Commission SA’s electoral visitor teams commence taking votes at Declared Institutions.
15 March 2018 Last day for receipt of postal vote applications
Deadline of 5pm for postal vote applications to be received by Electoral Commission SA.
16 March 2018 Close of pre-poll voting
Last day for electors who are unable to vote on polling day to vote in person at a pre-poll within South Australia, interstate or overseas.
17 March 2018 Polling Day
Polling places open from 8am to 6pm.
24 March 2018 Last day of receipt of postal votes
Deadline for receipt of postal ballots to Electoral Commission SA.
26 March 2018 onwards Declaration of House of Assembly districts
House of Assembly Returning Officers will commence declaring the elected member for each district.
By mid-April 2018 Declaration of poll for Legislative Council
Declaration of 11 members elected to the Legislative Council.
Return of the writs (latest date) Date specified in writs
Deadline for Electoral Commission SA to return the writs to the Governor.


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