When voting in the state election you will be given 2 ballot papers: a green paper for the House of Assembly and a white paper for the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly

On the green House of Assembly ballot paper  you need to number every square in the order of your choice.

  • Write the number 1 in the square next to the candidate who is your first choice
  • Write the number 2 next to your second choice
  • Continue by placing the numbers 3, 4, 5 and so on until you have a number in EVERYsquare. 

If you need assistance or make a mistake please see an electoral officer.

Why not practice making a formal vote by using our interactive ballot paper below:

House of Assembly practice ballot paper


Legislative Council

To view the Legislative Council ballot paper, either download a copy via the following link or click on the picture to view in full screen mode.





On the white Legislative Council ballot paper there are 2 ways you can vote. Either above the red line or below the line - but not both.

Vote above the red line:

If you choose to vote above the red line:

  • Write the number 1 in the square next to the party or group of candidates which is your first choice.
  • You can then write the number 2 next to your second choice, and so on for as many parties or groups of candidates as you like. You do not need to number every square.
  • Leave the rest of the ballot paper blank. Do not mark below the red line.  

By voting above the red line, your vote will go to the candidates within the group (or groups) you have chosen.

 

Vote below the red line:

If you choose to vote below the red line:

  • Write the number 1 in the square next to the candidate who is your first choice. 
  • Continue by placing the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in the squares next to the other candidates of your choice until you have chosen a minimum of 12 candidates.
  • You may choose to continue numbering more than 12 candidates.  

By voting below the red line, you are deciding the order of candidates according to your preferences.

If you make a mistake, don't worry. Put a line through the mistake and write the correct information beside it, or you can ask an electoral officer for a replacement ballot paper.

Why not practice making a formal vote by using our interactive ballot paper below:

Legislative Council practice ballot paper

For more information download our voting guide via the following link:

EasyRead Guide 3 - Voting at State Elections - 2020 (PDF 2.9 MB)