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Pre polling booths now open in Midland and Northam

There was bipartisan support between a group of friendly volunteers at a polling booth now open in Midland for those who want to get their vote in early.

Mundaring resident and Greens volunteer Laurence Osborne told Echo News a Liberal volunteer had offered to store his electioneering material under their shelter as rain threatened on Monday.

Mr Osborn said a Labor volunteer stepped up to help repair the Liberal’s marquee during a windy blast and he said the friendly cooperation between contesting parties made manning the booth enjoyable.

Pre-polling booths have now opened in Midland and Northam for those who want to vote before election day on Saturday, March 11.

The polling booths opened on Monday this week and they will be open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Both Liberal and Labor volunteers manning the booths told Echo News the first few hours of the first day of pre-polling, had been quite busy, and a lot busier than the first few hours manning the polling booths for the federal election.

In Midland the booth is located outside the Landgate building on The Aveune.

In Northam a booth has been set up in the Northam Lesser Town Hall on the corner of Gordon and Wellington streets.

Last year, changes to the Electoral Act 1907 allows anyone to vote before election day, whereas previously residents had to meet specific requirements to vote early.

Postal vote application forms are also available at post offices and those who need help voting can

About Rashelle Predovnik

Rashelle has been the senior journalist at Echo News since June 2011. She was a finalist in the WA Media Awards in 2015 and 2013. In 2014 Rashelle took out the whole print category in the Deborah Kirwan Media Awards for a series of stories she wrote that has positively influenced community attitudes towards seniors. In 2013, Rashelle was a finalist in the Consumer Protection Media Awards. Before joining Echo News, Rashelle worked at WA Business News, Media Monitors, she was a freelance journalist and taught journalism units at Murdoch University.

One comment

  1. I believe early voting is perilous. Remember back to the City of Perth elections to see that. Who knows what revelations can come out over the next two weeks.

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