Early voting opens in Seymour

Get ready to vote: Seymour’s pre-polling station will be open from 9-20 May. Photo: Cath Grey. Photo by Cath Grey

Seymour’s pre-polling station will open from Monday, May 9, until Friday, May 20.

Seymour district residents who need to vote early will have the opportunity to do so at the Masonic Lodge in Anzac Ave. The pre-polling centre will be open 8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays with the exception of Friday, May 20, when the site will stay open until 6pm.

The centre will also be open on Saturday, May 14, from 9am to 4pm.

Despite a significant increase in the number of Australians voting early at the past two federal elections, the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC) is advising individuals to vote on election day — Saturday, May 21 — if they can.

“Australian elections are in-person events — once every three years the country comes together in a transparent and secure environment to have their say,” AEC Commissioner Tom Rogers said.

“If you can vote on election day, then that’s what you should do. However, if your circumstances might prevent you from doing that, then you need to think about the early voting options available and vote according to your circumstances.”

VOTING SITES

Voting sites across the district will be open on election day from 8am to 6pm.

Seymour Anglican parish hall, 2 Anzac Ave, Seymour

Tallarook Primary School, 52 Main Rd, Tallarook

Puckapunyal Primary School, Alamein Rd, Puckapunyal

Broadford Secondary College, Snodgrass St, Broadford

Nagambie Senior Citizens’ Centre, 358-360 High St, Nagambie

Pyalong Primary School, 10-14 Bourke St, Pyalong

Tooborac Mechanics Institute Hall, 5185 Northern Hwy, Tooborac

Multiple sites will be open in the district on election day from 8am - 6pm.

They include:

Seymour Anglican Parish Hall, 2 Anzac Avenue, Seymour

Tallarook Primary School, 52 Main Road Tallarook

Puckapunyal Primary School, Alamein Road, Puckapunyal

Broadford Secondary College, Snodgrass Street, Broadford

Nagambie Senior Citizens Centre, 358-360 High Street, Nagambie

Pyalong Primary School, 10-14 Bourke Street, Pyalong

Tooborac Mechanics Institute Hall, 5185 Northern Highway, Tooborac