Pre-polling booths open

Where will you be on election day?

For those unable to make it to a polling booth on Saturday, October 9, pre-polling booths are now open.

The Australian Electoral Commission's temporary election office in Anson Street, Orange, has seen a steady flow of voters come through its doors since opening on Monday.

Volunteers handing out election material outside the office said a number of early voters had been miners because election day clashed with their weekend shift work.

"We encourage people to make sure they get their vote in, either by pre-polling now or on the day," Australian Electoral Commission representative Dimity McKenzie said.

"There are guidelines in place for those who can pre-poll but if you are unsure of your movements on October 9 please come in now and pre-poll," she said.

Election day will clash with Australia's biggest motor race, the Bathurst 1000. Motor race fans will need to be particularly aware of this to avoid missing out on the important vote and incurring a $25 fine.

The AEC office in Anson Street will be open each day this week between 9am and 5pm. It will close on the weekend but re-opens from Monday next week between 9am and 5pm.

On Thursday week it will stay open until 8pm and to 6pm on the Friday before election day. On election day the pre-polling booth will be open to interstate voters only.

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