Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Queensland State General Election and Queensland Local Government Election - 2012

Saturday 24 March 2012 and 28 April 2012




The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has announced there will be a Queensland State General Election on Saturday 24 March 2012 and a Queensland Local Government Election on 28 April 2012. Full details regarding the elections can be found on the ECQ website at www.ecq.qld.gov.au. The Embassy of Australia in Washington D.C, and the Consulates-General in the USA, are not providing 'in-person' pre-poll voting services.

Postal Votes

Any elector who wants to apply for a postal vote in the Queensland State General Election or the Queensland Local Government Election should complete the 'Applications for a Ballot Paper' (Form 12) which is available on the Electoral Commission of Queensland's website www.ecq.qld.gov.au. If you do not have internet access, a copy of the 'Application for a Ballot Paper' form can be collected in person at the Embassy in Washington DC, or in person at our Consulates-General in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu.

The form must be completed by the elector and either faxed by the elector to: +61 7 3036 5770, or scanned and emailed by the elector to: cpv@ecq.qld.gov.au as soon as possible. For the State Election the form must be returned no later than 6pm (Queensland time) on Thursday 22 March 2012. For the Local Government Election the form must be returned no later than 6pm (Queensland time) on Wednesday 25 April 2012.

If you wish to vote for both elections, you MUST complete and return an application form for EACH event.

Please note that the email and fax details written on the actual Form 12 'Application for a Ballot Paper' are different to those listed above. This is because the details above are specifically for overseas electors.

The Embassy does not fax, scan or email elector's application forms. This is the responsibility of the elector.