Over 22,000 Canberrans have already had their say

Published 13 Oct 2004

ACT electors will go to the polls again this Saturday to choose who will represent them in the ACT Legislative Assembly for the next four years.

Those who will be out of town on polling day who have not already cast an early vote, can go to a pre-poll voting centre and join the 18,600 Canberrans who have already pre-poll voted for the Legislative Assembly election. Over 4,000 postal voters have also returned their completed ballot papers.

The four pre-poll voting centres are open from 9am to 5pm on 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 12,700 had chosen to use the electronic voting method.

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

"We have issued over 8,000 postal votes for this election, with over half of those already returned" 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 quickly," Mr Green said, "but time is getting tight and for many people a pre-poll vote is a convenient and safer alternative."

Mobile polling was underway this week in aged care centres and hospitals, Mr Green said.

Pre-poll voting centres are at:

BELCONNEN Canberra Revival Centre, 12 Chandler Street
CANBERRA CITY Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue
TUGGERANONG Salvation Army Hall, Cnr Ankatell & Reed St Nth
WODEN Callam Offices, Level B3, Easty Street

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner