ABOVE: Early voting for the Federal election at Casino Community Centre. Photo: Susanna Freymark
Where will you go to vote on Saturday and will a democracy sausage be served?
The Australian Electoral Commission reported nearly six million people across Australia have already voted or registered for a postal vote before Saturday.
Electoral commissioner Tom Rogers said the effect of the pandemic on staffing, venues and people’s personal circumstances means that more people need to consider early voting than previous elections.
Under the Commonwealth Electoral Act, voters aren’t required to show identification at polling places. They must verify their identity when they enrol to vote giving their full name and address.
When you vote on Saturday, May 21, you will be given two papers.
The other paper is for the Senate where there will be a long list of people to choose from.
If you vote above the line, number at least six boxes from 1 to 6.
If you vote below the line number the boxes 1 to 12.
PS. Take cash with you for your sausage/cake/both.
Here’s where to vote between 8am-6pm on Saturday:
RICHMOND VALLEY LGA
Bentley Public Hall, 1370 Bentley Rd
Casino High School 90 Queensland Rd
St Michael’s Centre, South Casino
Casino West Public School, 84 Hotham St
Clovass-McKees Hill Memorial Hall, cnr Bruxner Hwy & Fig Tree La, McKees Hill
Coraki Public School, 50 Adams St
Evans River K-12 School, 95 Woodburn St
Fairy Hill Public Hall, 11560 Summerland Way
Rappville Public School, 5-7 Lyons St
Wardell & District War Memorial Hall, 49 Richmond St
Woodburn Public School, 24-40 Woodburn St
Cawongla Playhouse, 5325 Kyogle Rd
Kyogle Memorial Institute, 127-133 Summerland Way
Kyogle High School 189 Summerland Way
Mallanganee Memorial Hall, 5-7 Bonalbo St
Wiangaree Hall, 1383 Summerland Way
Woodenbong Memorial Hall, 21-23 Unumgar St
Urbenville Public School, Welch St
For polling booths across Australia go here.