Declaration of Election

When all the votes have been counted the Returning Officer declares the poll. This is the official announcement of the election result.

State elections

Legislative Assembly

The date of the declaration of the election varies from District to District depending on the time it takes to count the votes.

93 Writs are issued by the Governor, 1 for each electoral district. Following the declaration of the poll, the Electoral Commissioner endorses each Writ with the name of the person elected. Each Writ is then returned to the Governor, which must occur within 60 days of their issue.

The results of the election are placed on the NSWEC website and may also be placed in a newspaper.

Legislative Council

The Electoral Commissioner as Returning Officer for the Legislative Council declares the poll and endorses the Writ issued by the Governor with the names of all the elected candidates, and the Writ is returned to the Governor within 60 days of its issue.

The results of the election are placed on the NSWEC website and may also be placed in a newspaper.

Local Goverment elections

The date of the declaration of the poll varies from council to council depending on the time it takes to count the votes.

After all the votes have been counted the Returning Officer declares the poll by placing the results on the NSWEC website, in the press and displaying the results at the council.