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Early voting opens Monday: Kempsey, Shellharbour Ward A and Singleton council elections

Early voting opens this Monday, 18 July for voters in Kempsey Shire Council, Shellharbour City Council Ward A and Singleton Council, ahead of election day on Saturday, 30 July.

Pre-poll will be operating from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, until Friday 29 July, at the below venues:

John Schmidt, NSW Electoral Commissioner, encourages people enrolled to vote in these elections to plan how they will vote before election day.

“If you won’t be able to vote on election day – Saturday, 30 July – make sure you plan how you will vote well in advance.

“All voters are eligible to vote in person during the early voting period and postal voting is available to those who meet certain eligibility criteria,” said Mr Schmidt.

“Postal voting applications are already open for eligible voters. Voters can check their eligibility on the NSW Electoral Commission website at elections.nsw.gov.au.”

Applications for postal voting close at 5pm, Monday 25 July. Voters must complete their postal vote certificate and ballot papers by 6pm on election day. Once completed, these must be returned in the provided ‘reply paid’ envelope and received by the NSW Electoral Commission by 6pm, Friday 12 August.
Post your vote as soon as possible to allow for Australia Post delivery periods.
Mr Schmidt encourages anyone unsure about whether they are required to vote in these elections to check where they are enrolled, or to use the ‘Find My Electorate’ function on the Electoral Commission website.

“Enrolled electors can type in their address into the ‘Find My Electorate’ tool and confirm their council area and ward if applicable. If you are currently enrolled in any of these local council areas/ward, it is compulsory to vote.”

Voters can start planning when, where, and how they’ll vote using information available on each of the election event pages:

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