Wagga Wagga State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Wagga Wagga State By-Election 2018 Timetable Of Events

Polling Day Saturday 8 September 2018

New South Wales Electoral Commission

Wagga Wagga State By-Election Announcement

Victor P Taffa

A State By-Election for Wagga Wagga District will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018. This will be an attendance election.

Key Dates



Monday, 6 August

Open candidate registration

Open Third-party campaigner registration

Friday, 17 August

Issue of Writ

6.00 pm           Rolls prepared (for confirming candidates and nominators)

Open nominations on receipt of the Writ

Start capped State expenditure period

Wednesday, 22 August

12.00 noon      Close of Registered Political Party nominations at NSWEC head office

Thursday, 23 August

Open registration of electoral material

12.00 noon      Close of nominations at returning officer’s office

12.00 noon      Close candidate registration

2.00 pm           Conduct of ballot paper draw

Monday, 27 August

Pre-poll voting starts

Friday, 31 August

5.00 pm           Close registration of electoral material

6.00 pm           Close Third-party campaigner registration

Monday, 3 September

Declared Institution voting starts

6.00 pm           Close postal vote applications (outside Australia)

Wednesday, 5 September

6.00 pm           Close postal vote applications (within Australia)

Friday, 7 September

6.00 pm           Pre-poll voting ends

Declared Institution voting ends

Saturday, 8 September

8.00 am – 6.00 pm      ELECTION DAY

End of capped State expenditure period

Wednesday, 12 September

6.00 pm           Close of return of postal votes

Thursday, 13 September

9.00 am           Distribution of preferences (if required)

Friday, 19 October

Last day of return of Writ

Monday, 18 February 2019

Close of claims from Election Campaigns Fund


2015 State Election Result Two Candidate Preferred

Candidate              Party         Preferred Votes         % of Preferred Votes

HAYES, Dan              CLP                 15,576                         37.11%

MAGUIRE, Daryl      LIB                 26,704                         62.89%



CLP                 Country Labor Party

LIB                 Liberal Party