Schedule 1 - Short Election Timetable

 

ACTIONS

DATE AND TIME FRAME

Appoint Returning Officer

At least 37 days before election day

Close roll

At noon, 30 days before election day

Call for nominations

At least 28 days before election day

Close supplementary roll

At noon, 16 days before election day

Close of nominations

At noon, 14 days before election day

Issue voting papers

After close of nominations and at least 9 days before election day

Close poll

Noon on election day

Accept postal votes

Up to 5 days after election day (if postmarked before noon on election day)

Count votes

On 6th day after election day

Declare results

As soon as result is known

    

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