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Statement: NSW election vote count update 2

Vote counting activities today and Saturday, 1 April. 

Counting is proceeding as planned in line with legislative requirements and the published count timeline. This afternoon we will publish the expected vote numbers for inclusion in tomorrow's progressive count 2 (for postal and declaration votes). Results will appear progressively in the Virtual tally room as these counts are completed.

The Electoral Commissioner continues to remind voters that their completed postal packs must be received by 6pm, Thursday, 6 April to be included in the count.

We have now received around 410,000 postal packs, including 9,000 yesterday, and will continue to receive more in the coming week. The remaining two tranches of data for postal votes are currently scheduled to be included in the Virtual tally room results from 1 April and 8 April.

Scrutineers have been attending the centralised count centres, to observe the progress of the count. Scrutineers play an important role in the election process. They represent the interests of candidates and registered political parties and advise them on the procedures being following by the NSW Electoral Commission. Their role is to satisfy the candidates that the election process is carried out fairly, impartially and with integrity.

The overall progress of the count remains on track for all districts to meet the timeline published on the NSW Electoral Commission website. The operating days and hours of our count centres are also published on our website.

Counting progress is available live through the Virtual tally room.

Learn more about how votes are counted in state elections.

Count timeline

  • Wednesday, 12 April – Estimated completion of check counts for Legislative Assembly districts 
  • Thursday, 13 April – Estimated distribution of preferences for each district
  • Friday, 14 April – Estimated declaration of results for each Legislative Assembly district 
  • Thursday, 20 April – Estimated declaration of results for the Legislative Council

For more information about counting and results, view the recording of our webinar on the topic.

For information about the 2023 NSW State election, visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.