Vote Early and Ski Away on Election Day

4th of August 2010

Press Release

The Federal Election is on this weekend - the 21 August! Are you heading to the snow over the weekend? The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is urging you to vote early if you will be outside of your home division on Election Day.

You can vote early, either in person or by post, if on election day you will be:

  • outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
  • more than 8km from a polling place
  • traveling or unable to leave work
  • seriously ill, infirm or approaching childbirth (or caring for someone who is) a patient in hospital and can't vote at the hospital
  • in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
  • unable for religious reasons to go to a polling place.

Any staff or locals in the snowfields area will be able to cast an early vote for any of these reasons.

Last federal Election a total of 610,107 early and interstate votes were cast before election day.

If you are heading to the snow or on holidays this federal election the AEC urges you to vote early by attending an early voting centre in the 3 weeks leading up to election day.

Locations of early voting centres are available on the AEC website or by calling 13 23 26.

Early voting and away voting options in the NSW snowfields

People in the NSW snowfields can vote early at the following locations:

On election day, visitors to the NSW snowfields can vote at the following locations:

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