2018 State election timetable

The Writ sets the dates for the close of the electoral roll and the close of nominations for an election. The Electoral Act 1985 requires that, for a general election, the Writ be issued 28 days before the date fixed for polling.

Issue of Writ  Saturday 17 February 2018
Close of Roll  12 noon, Friday 23 February 2018
Close of Nominations  12 noon, Monday 26 February 2018
Polling Day  Saturday 17 March 2018
Return of Writ  Date set by Writ

The following is not included in the timeframes set by the Writ.

The period for receipt of a petition to the Court of Disputed Returns is 40 days from Return of the Writ.


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