Get ready to vote for Queensland

THE time has arrived for residents to consider their voting preferences as the March 21 election rolls around.

However, there are a few things residents should know.

Firstly voting is compulsory and not voting will land you a fine.

Residents have until 5pm Saturday to enrol.

If you are intending to become a candidate, firstly you must be on the roll and endorsed by a political party or be nominated by six electors and this time, intending candidates can nominate on line.

The deadline is noon Tuesday March 3.

If you won't be around on voting day, pre-poll voting opens on Monday, March 9 and ceases on Friday, March 20 at 6pm.

If you are away you can vote at any polling booth or if you can't get to a polling booth, postal voting is available.

If you can't get out of the house through illness or infirmity then the electoral office can visit you at home and some hospitals and nursing homes will have voting facilities.

For those who need to know more they can find all the details on and on March 21 the polls open at 8am and close at 6pm.

Voting facts:
  • Voting is compulsory for those over 18.
  • Electoral rolls close 5pm February 28.
  • Pre-poll voting begins March 9 and ceases 6pm March 20. Voting day is March 21 and polling booths are open between 8am and 6pm.
  • Candidates must nominate by noon Tuesday March 3.

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