For Candidates

Election Timeline

Please refer to the candidate handbook for a complete list of amendments to the Electoral Act for 2019 and information on how to become a candidate and what to expect during the election process.

Every candidate should read and understand the Electoral Act of 2016, its amendments, and the NEC regulations, in order to fully understand your rights and obligations as a candidate.

The Election date has been announced as Saturday 24 August 2019. The following is a list of key legal dates important for candidates:

Issue of Writ – Monday, 15th July 2019

Publish the roll in the Government Gazette – Friday, 19th July 2019

Close of Voter Roll – 5pm Saturday 3 August 2019

Candidate nominations commence – 9am Monday 5th August 2019

Candidate nominations close – 5pm Saturday 10th August 2019

All mobile polling stations published on nomination day or as soon as possible after

Last date to withdraw a nomination – 5pm Tuesday 13th August 2019

Publish candidate names and polling places – Wednesday 14th August 2019

Lottery draw for positions on ballot – 12pm Friday 16th August 2019

Mobile Voting Applications close 2 days before elections

Proxy voting applications close 24 hours before polling

Polling Day – Saturday 24th August 2019