This election, a 5% increase in the vote could have Elizabeth win Ryan. This could put the Greens in the balance of power, where we will negotiate to deliver things like real action on climate change, bringing dental and mental health into Medicare, and building affordable homes to combat the housing crisis.
Your vote this election is incredibly powerful - we've seen this as the Greens won the state seat of Maiwar, which is entirely within Ryan, by only 78 votes in 2017.
This page will host all the information you need to vote: enrolling to vote, polling locations, early voting times and location, how to postal vote, and our suggested how-to-vote. It will be regularly updated as we get closer to the election and more information is released by the Australian Electoral Commission.
The election will be held on May 21 2022.
How to Vote Green
How your preferences go will be entirely up to you. No party is able to direct your vote anywhere you don't want it to go. This means how you choose to number your ballot paper is where your vote goes. Our recommendation is below, but it is just that – a recommendation.
Fortunately in Ryan, the Greens have a very good chance of winning, but if not your vote will flow at full value to your next preferred choice.
Enrolling to Vote / Updating your Enrolment
Enrolments closed at 8pm on Monday 18th April.
Ryan has over 30 polling locations, with one usually within walking distance or a short drive from any address in the electorate. These will be released shortly after the election is officially called, and we will update this page as soon as we receive the information from the Electoral Commission. Voting booths can be found at this page.
Early Voting (Prepolling) Times and Locations
KEY DATES/TIMES: Early voting booths will be open from Monday 9 May and will run from Monday to Saturday, with different opening hours per booth.
There will be three polling locations in Ryan – in Bellbowrie, Indooroopilly and The Gap – as well as three shared locations Bunya, Spring Hill and Brisbane CBD (outside of Ryan). Early voting booths and their voting hours, can be found at this page.
If you wish to postal vote, you will need to apply for one through the Australian Electoral Commission website. This is a relatively easy process and you can find more information and access the application form here. A physical ballot will then be sent to your address and you will need to post it back before polling day. The earliest your postal vote can arrive is Tuesday April 26.