Pil­bara has two early vot­ing sites as poll opens

Pilbara News - - Election 2017 - Ali­cia Per­era

Early vot­ing for the 2017 State elec­tion has now opened in the Pil­bara and around WA, with elec­tors this year free to vote be­fore elec­tion day with­out spec­i­fy­ing a rea­son.

Kar­ratha and Port Hed­land are the sites of two Pil­bara early polling cen­tres where peo­ple can lodge their votes be­fore March 11.

The 13/5-15 Sharpe Av­enue, Kar­ratha, cen­tre is open from 8.30am to 5pm Mon­day-Fri­day. The South Hed­land Jus­tice Com­plex cen­tre at 8-12 Hawke Place opens from 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon­day-Fri­day.

Peo­ple want­ing to vote early can also ap­ply for postal votes through the WA Elec­toral Com­mis­sion web­site or at their lo­cal post of­fice.

Elec­toral Com­mis­sioner David Ker­slake said at this elec­tion, peo­ple wish­ing to vote early did not need to pro­vide a rea­son as they had in the past. “In the past, elec­tors were re­quired to de­clare that for some rea­son they were un­able to vote on polling day. That rule no longer ap­plies,” he said.

The two Pil­bara sites are among more than 30 early vot­ing cen­tres through­out the State open be­tween now and March 10. A full list of lo­ca­tions is avail­able at elec­tions .wa.gov.au. For as­sis­tance, call the elec­tions helpline on 13 63 06.

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