Election to go ahead as usual
THE State Government has ruled out a full postal election in October.
The government was tipped to make the change, but has opted against it according to Attorney-General and Justice Minister Yvette D’Ath.
“The COVID-safe plan will build on the successful Local Government elections held in March, which resulted in no new cases of COVID-19 linked to the election.”
The state election will be held on Saturday, October 31.
“This year’s State Election will see Queensland have an election period, not just an election day,” the minister said.
“It will mean more pre-poll locations, longer pre-poll hours and more pre-poll voting days in the two weeks prior to polling day.
“We’re also making every effort to ensure that come election day, Queenslanders can get out to their local school or community hall to safely cast their vote.
“We want to see Queenslanders enjoying a democracy sausage and voting in person where it’s safe to do so.
“Our preparations will be guided by the advice of the Chief Health Officer and Queenslanders can be confident we’re on track for a COVID-safe election.”