Time running out to pre-poll vote for ACT election

Published 12 Oct 2016

Voting in the 15 October ACT Legislative Assembly election has entered the final week with over 61,000 pre-poll and postal votes already issued, the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phil Green, said today.

“A sure sign that indicates polling day is not far away is the commencement of the election advertising blackout.  Television and radio election advertising must cease from midnight tonight, Wednesday 12 October until the close of the poll on Saturday 15 October,” Mr Green said.  

Voters who are unable to get to polling places on 15 October have until 8pm on Friday to cast a pre-poll vote at one of the six pre-poll centres, conveniently located near Canberra’s major centres.  

“At past elections, the Friday before polling day has been the busiest pre-poll voting day,” Mr Green said. “If this trend continues at this election, voters can expect to encounter queues at the pre-poll centres on Friday.  Voters might like to consider voting either today or tomorrow rather than Friday if possible.”

“For those voters who are able to vote on Saturday, there will be 81 polling locations spread across Canberra,” Mr Green said.

The pre-poll voting centres are at:

  • Belconnen: Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court
  • Canberra City: Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue
  • Canberra City: Eclipse House, 197 London Circuit
  • Gungahlin: Gungahlin Library, Conference Room 1, Access via Hibberson Street
  • Tuggeranong: Salvation Army Hall, Cnr Anketell St and Reed St North
  • Woden: Callam Offices, 58 Easty Street

A list of polling places open on Saturday 15 October can be found at www.elections.act.gov.au.

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