Election Information

This March, around 1.2 million South Australians will be enrolled to have their say at the 2018 State Election. More than 6,000 polling officials will work at 693 polling places across 47 districts, making it one of the largest logistical exercises in South Australia. 

Election timetable

To view a list of key election dates, visit our election timetable:



The electoral roll closed at 12 noon on Friday 23 February 2018. It is now too late to enrol or update your details for the 2018 South Australian State Election.

If you are enrolled, but your details are not up to date, you are still required to vote at the State Election.

You can vote at any polling place in South Australia. If you are not enrolled, you should enrol now to vote at future federal, state and local government elections


Following the close of rolls at 12 noon on Friday 23 February, 1,201,775 South Australians were enrolled to vote. 

The number of electors enrolled within each district is available at this link:  
Electors per district at the 2018 State Election

Ways to vote

Most South Australians will vote at a polling booth on polling day, Saturday 17 March. Thousands of others will vote by post, before polling day, in remote locations of our state, in nursing homes or hospitals, or even interstate or overseas. For more information about when and how to vote, visit:

How to complete your ballot papers

There have been changes to the way that all South Australians will vote on the Legislative Council (white) ballot paper compared to the 2014 State Election. For more information about how to vote, and to try our practice ballots, visit:

Electoral districts 

At the 2018 State Election, around 400,000 people (or one third of all South Australian electors) will have moved district, and a further 81,000 electors have not moved but find themselves living in a different electoral district as a result of name changes to seven districts. These changes result from a review of district boundaries by the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission, and will officially take effect on polling day, 17 March 2018. Until that date, your current Member of Parliament continues to be your representative in the House of Assembly. To learn more about districts you can use our interactive map, access downloadable copies of district maps and look at our district profiles. For more information, see:

About ECSA 

The Electoral Commissioner of South Australia has overall responsibility for the conduct of the State Election. The person in charge of running the election in each district is the Returning Officer.

As detailed in its Strategic Plan 2017-20, ECSA’s three core values are independence, professionalism and innovation. You can read more about our commitment to South Australian electors and how these values will be reflected at the Election in our 2018 State Election Service Charter.

Past state elections results and reports

For information about past state elections, view our State Election and statistics reports, or past State Election results.

Staying up to date

There are a range of way you can stay updated on the latest State Election news:

Contact us

For all other enquiries, please: 

  • Call us on 1300 655 232 (within SA only) or +61 8 7424 7400 (from interstate or overseas)
  • Write to us using our contact form or by mail at GPO Box 646, Adelaide SA 5001
  • Visit us at our office at Level 6, 60 Light Square, Adelaide between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
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