2022 Victorian state election
The next Victorian state election is scheduled to be held on 26 November 2022 to elect the 60th Parliament of Victoria. All 88 seats in the Legislative Assembly (lower house) and all 40 seats in the Legislative Council (upper house) will be up for election, presuming there are no new electorates added in a redistribution.
All 88 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
All 40 seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
45 Assembly seats are needed for a majority
The second-term incumbent Labor government, currently led by Premier Daniel Andrews, will attempt to win a third four-year term. They will be challenged by the Liberal/National Coalition opposition, currently led by Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien. Also expected to contest the election is minor party the Greens, currently led by Samantha Ratnam.
Victoria has compulsory voting and uses instant-runoff voting in single-member seats for the Legislative Assembly, and single transferable vote in multi-member seats for the proportionally represented Legislative Council. The Legislative Council presently has 40 members serving four-year terms, elected from eight electoral regions each with five members. With each region electing 5 members, the quota in each region for election, after distribution of preferences, is 16.7% (one-sixth). The election will be conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).
The Electoral Boundaries Commission must conduct a redistribution if there has been two general elections since the last redistribution. With the last redistribution occurring prior to the 2014 election, a new one will be concluded in 2021, prior to the 2022 election. According to commentators, Victoria's "booming population" will see new districts created in outer-suburban and inner-city areas, at the expense of middle-suburban areas. At the 2018 election the voter enrollment in individual districts ranged from 61,814 in Cranbourne to 38,937 in Mount Waverley.
Pursuant to the Electoral Act 2002, Victoria has had fixed terms, with all elections since the 2006 election held every four years on the last Saturday of November. This means that the date for the next election is currently set at 26 November 2022. This would change only if Parliament were dissolved unexpectedly beforehand.
As of the 31st of October 2019, there were 16 parties registered with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC):
- "State Election 2018: Cranbourne District results summary - Victorian Electoral Commission". www.vec.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
- "State Election 2018: Mount Waverley District results summary - Victorian Electoral Commission". www.vec.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
- Table Office (24 May 2010). "Information Sheet 16 – A New Electoral System for Victoria's Legislative Council". Department of the Legislative Council. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Fact Sheet G3: Elections" (PDF). Parliament of Victoria. December 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Currently registered parties - Victorian Electoral Commission". www.vec.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 31 October 2019.