Definitions for "Postal vote"
Keywords:  polling, elector, ballot, vote, unable
A vote lodged before polling day by an elector unable to attend a polling place during normal voting hours on polling day. An application form for a postal vote is completed, and once received by Elections ACT, ballot papers are posted to the elector for completion and return.
People unable to get to a polling station are allowed to vote by post if they apply in advance. They are also allowed a proxy vote.
Electors who are outside their home State (or Territory) on polling day, or unable to attend a polling place during polling hours, may send a vote by post.