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2001 Federal Election Timetable

This is the timetable for the 2001 Federal Election.

All dates are mandated by the Constitution or the Commonwealth Electoral Act.

2001 Federal Election Timetable
Event Date
Announcement of Election
Friday 5 October 2001
Issue of Writs
Monday 8 October 2001
Close of Rolls
Monday 15 October 2001 (8.00pm)
Close of Nominations
Thursday 18 October 2001 (Noon)
Declaration of Nominations
Friday 19 October 2001 (Noon)
Polling Day
Saturday 10 November 2001

Return of Writs

House of Representatives:
Wednesday 16 January 2002

New South Wales: Friday 6 December 2001
Victoria: Saturday 7 December 2001
Queensland: Friday 6 December 2001
Western Australia: Wednesday 4 December 2001
South Australia: Thursday 5 December 2001
Tasmania: Tuesday 3 December 2001
Australian Capital Territory: Friday 6 December 2001
Northern Territory: Friday 6 December 2001

Source: Australian Electoral Commission publications.

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