Early voting in 2018 Mayo by-election kicks off in Victor Harbor, McLaren Vale and Strathalbyn

Early voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2018 Mayo by-election with stations set up in Victor Harbor from today and McLaren Vale and Strathalbyn from next week.

Australian Electoral Officer for South Australia, Martyn Hagan, said there were clear qualifications for entitled electors to have an early vote, either at an early voting centre or by having a postal vote.

“If you are unable to attend any of the 68 polling places open in the federal electoral Division of Mayo on Saturday 28 July, you can vote early,” Mr Hagan said.

“However, taking the opportunity to have an early vote purely out of convenience or personal preference is not a valid reason under the Electoral Act.”

Three three venues in Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn and McLaren Vale will be open at the following times in the lead up to the July 28 election:

45 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor

  • July 10-13: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 16-19: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 20: 8:30am – 6pm
  • July 21: 9am – 4pm
  • 23 Jul 2018 – 24 Jul 2018 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • 25 Jul 2018 – 25 Jul 2018 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • 26 Jul 2018 – 26 Jul 2018 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • 27 Jul 2018 – 27 Jul 2018 8:30am – 6:00pm

17 South Terrace, Strathalbyn

  • July 16-19: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 20: 8:30am – 6pm
  • July 21: 9am – 4pm
  • July 23-24: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 25: 8:30am – 6pm
  • July 26: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 27: 8:30am – 6:00pm

134 Main Road, McLaren Vale

  • July 16-19: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 20: 8:30am – 6pm
  • July 21: 9am – 4pm
  • July 23-24: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 25: 8:30am – 6pm
  • July 26: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • July 27: 8:30am – 6pm

Mayo voters who are travelling can vote early at any AEC divisional office across Australia. 

Alternatively, eligible voters can apply for a postal vote at the Australian Electoral Commission’s website at www.aec.gov.au/mayo. If postal voting is your only option, you should apply immediately.

For further details on early voting options for the Mayo by-election, visit www.aec.gov.au/mayo or call the AEC on 13 23 26.

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