Over 9000 Canberrans have already had their say

Published 16 Oct 2001

ACT electors who will be out of town on polling day this Saturday should go to a pre-poll voting centre this week and join the 9387 Canberrans who have already pre-poll voted for the Legislative Assembly election.

The four centres are open from 9am to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, and from 9am to 8pm on Friday.

The ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phil Green, said today that of those who had already voted at the pre-poll voting centres over 3600 had chosen to use the new electronic voting method.

Mr Green said that it was now getting late to apply for a postal vote.

"We have received and processed a very large number of postal votes for this election," Mr Green said, "but those electors who won't be able to get to a polling place on Saturday and who have not yet applied for a vote are advised to go to a pre-poll voting centre and vote in person."

"For those who won't be able to get to a polling place it may still be possible to arrange a postal vote if people act today," Mr Green said, "but time is getting tight and for many people a pre-poll vote is a convenient and safer alternative."

Mr Green also said that mobile polling was underway this week in aged care centres and hospitals.

Pre-poll voting centres are at

  • Belconnen: Canberra Revival Centre, 12 Chandler Street
  • Canberra City: Riley Hall, Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue
  • Woden: Callam Office, Level B2, Easty Street
  • Tuggeranong: Tuggeranong Library, Cowlishaw Street

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner