Pre-election votes in full swing

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VOTING in the ACT election is in full swing with over 13,000 votes already issued, says ACT Electoral Commissioner Phil Green.

Green says voters who are unable to get to polling places on October 20 have begun voting at the six pre-poll voting centres which opened on Tuesday, and 4,600 pre-poll votes have been cast, including over 4,000 electronic votes.

Over 8,500 postal ballot papers have also been mailed to electors this week, with more than 10% being posted overseas.

“Pre-poll voting is an easy alternative to postal voting for those who may be away from Canberra on polling day, or who for some other reason cannot attend a polling place on that day,” Green says.

“Many Canberrans know already that they will not be here on 20 October.  These people can vote any weekday between now and polling day, except on the 8 October public holiday. They can also pre-poll vote on Saturday October 13 from 9am – 5pm. The six pre-poll voting centres are set up at convenient locations near Canberra’s major centres.”

The pre-poll voting centres are at:

Belconnen:  Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court

Canberra City: Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue

Downer:  Downer Business Park, 2 Bradfield Street

Gungahlin:  Gungahlin Library, Conference Room 1, Access via Hibberson Street

Tuggeranong: Salvation Army Hall, Cnr Anketell St and Reed St North

Woden:  Woden Smith Family, Cnr Easty and Launceston Streets

You can follow Elections ACT on facebook and Twitter to get up-to-date news on the October 20 ACT election.  www.facebook.com/ElectionsACT    www.twitter.com/ElectionsACT

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