Key dates

Electoral roll
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Electoral rolls close at 5:00 pm
Candidate nominations
Monday, 19 April 2021
Candidate nominations close at 12:00 pm
Early voting
Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Early voting begins
Friday, 07 May 2021
Early voting period ends at 6:00 pm
Postal voting
Friday, 09 April 2021
Postal vote applications open
Monday, 19 April 2021
Issue of postal ballot papers commences
Monday, 26 April 2021
Postal vote applications close at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Postal votes must be received by the ECQ by 5:00 pm
Election day
Saturday, 08 May 2021
Election day 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Click here to view the full election timetable


Ways to vote

Voting is compulsory. You can vote in different ways.
In person

You can go to an early voting centre or election day polling booth.
To learn how to vote correctly click here.

Postal vote

Anyone can apply for a postal vote. Click here to apply.
If you would like to postal vote for every election, you can choose to become a general postal voter.

Download Postal Vote application form

Assisted voting

Assisted voting is for electors in some hospitals or nursing homes that have nominated as a 'declared institution'. In this case, an ECQ official will visit to help voting take place.

If you have a disability, can't get a postal vote and are not in a declared institution, you may be able to telephone vote. Click here to see if you are eligible.

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For candidates & parties

See who has nominated as a candidate here

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